Joseph Seipel to lead graduate school of arts and design at VCU
Virginia Commonwealth University
January 20, 2011
Joseph H. Seipel has been named dean of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Arts, the premier public graduate school of arts and design in the United States, effective March 15.
Seipel, currently vice president for academic services at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Ga., will provide leadership in education, research, community outreach and fund development activities.
Seipel was a distinguished member of the VCU School of the Arts faculty for more than 30 years and most recently served the school as senior associate dean and director of graduate studies for the school from 2002-2009.
“Joe played an integral role in the growth and prominence of the school and particularly of the Department of Sculpture + Extended Media,” said VCU President Michael Rao, Ph.D. “He continues to provide national and international leadership in the field of arts education and will be instrumental in important emerging projects that are essential for an internationally prominent arts school such as ours.”