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College of Creative Arts extends its reach

CCA announces new appointments

Dean Mullenix

CCA Dean, Elizabeth Mullenix

Elizabeth Mullenix, dean of the College of Creative Arts at Miami University, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Her three-year term begins Sept. 1.

Mullenix has served as CCA dean since July 1, 2014. She served as interim dean beginning in 2013, having joined Miami in 2006 as chair and professor of theatre and artistic director/producer of Miami University Theatre.

Prior to teaching at Miami, Mullenix served at Illinois State University as associate professor of theatre and in leadership roles including associate chair of theatre, director of graduate studies and associate dean of ISU’s College of Fine Arts.

“I am thrilled to be elected to the CSO Board of Directors for reasons that are both personal and professional,” said Mullenix. “I grew up in Cincinnati and remember going to the symphony with my parents on winter nights and marveling at the warmth and majesty of Music Hall. I can think of no better way to expand the College’s network with the professional art world then through work with one of the most prestigious orchestras in the world.”

The CCA has also established its first national advisory board, including 22 alumni and friends with wide-ranging professional arts experience from across the U.S. Members were invited to campus this spring.

Members of this inaugural board are:

Colleen Atwood ’77
Adam Belcuore ’96
Bill Brzeski ’75
Richard Cocks
Mark Cupkovic ’77
Greg Dunlop ’94
Lindsay Hollister ’99
Joanne Hvala ’73
Bill Karg ’64
Daniel Levy ’84
Daniel Mazzarini ’03
Brent McCreary ’07
Marilyn S. Miller ’57
Christopher Milligan ’91
Suzanne Modica ’96
Margaret Peot ’86
Anne Pramaggiore ’80
Keenan Pridmore ’07
Earl Reeder ’76
Casiana Schmidt
Robert Siegel ’05
Todd Stoll ’85

Their experiences include architecture, theatre direction, movie production design, acting, website development, opera management and marketing, art gallery ownership, jazz performance and education, costume painting, and social media, from New York to Los Angeles and many cities in between.