Visual & Performing Arts
Dr. Bradley Shope Named Interim Dean of College of Visual and Performing Arts
September 9, 2021
KUTZTOWN, Pa. - Dr. Bradley Shope, associate dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, will serve as interim dean of the college, effective Sept. 11.
Since arriving at KU in 2018, Shope has led student-support initiatives in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, including the college's early intervention program. In collaboration with the dean, he has managed the college assessment and accreditation requirements, student recruitment and retention efforts, and faculty support programs. Shope has developed exchange programs and articulation agreements with international institutions of higher education and has led a number of diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
"I'm pleased to have Dr. Shope stepping in to lead the College of Visual and Performing Arts while Dr. Kiec focuses on the interim vice provost position," Basden Arnold said. "With his experience as associate dean in the college, I have no doubt that he will provide steady leadership throughout this interim period."