The inaugural dean of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, Eileen Strempel, has been voted onto the board of directors of The International Council of Fine Arts Deans (ICFAD), a multinational alliance of executive academic visual and performing arts, design, and media administrators representing institutions of higher education.
Strempel will serve on the board for a term of three years, kicking off her tenure by facilitating a conversation on Budgets and Fiscal Management for ICFAD’s New Deans Discussions series on February 10, alongside Sabrina Madison-Cannon, Dean and Professor of Dance, School of Music & Dance, University of Oregon.
ICFAD’s has enjoyed a long and preeminent presence as an influential advocate for the arts, facilitating forums for the global exchange of ideas, information, and opportunities for presidents, provosts, deans, and fundraising professionals in the arts. ICFAD was the first organization to provide a national network of fine arts administrators to advance the arts and bring greater respect and impact for the arts.
“I’m deeply honored and humbled to have been voted onto the Board of Directors for ICFAD,” said Strempel. “It’s exciting to deepen our commitment to excellence in global arts leadership and advocacy in higher education.”
ICFAD was born out of the recognized need for an organization of fine arts administrators, identifying transformational opportunities for the arts and articulate arts accomplishments and activities in higher education institutions.
In addition to a multitude of leadership development workshops and symposia, the organization hosts an annual conference that provides discussions and presentations by artists, academic and intellectual leaders and government and foundation officials, facilitating collaboration and networking among deans, and providing professional development and exposure to the arts in global cultural centers.
The Herb Alpert School of Music at UCLA is grateful for Dean Strempel’s exceptional leadership and outstanding service to our musical community globally. Serving on this prestigious board will make amplify the impact of the school of music while it continues to be a leader in transcending national and disciplinary boundaries. Please join us in congratulating her on this tremendous honor.