Dr. James Margetts, a member of the Chadron State College music faculty, has been named as the interim dean of Liberal Arts and the Essential Studies Program for the 2014-15 academic year, beginning July 14.
Dr. Charles Snare, CSC vice president of academic affairs, made the announcement Monday.
Margetts is excited for the opportunity. “I have tremendous respect and appreciation for this group of faculty and staff, and I really look forward to working with them, and for them, in this new role,” he said.
Margetts came to Chadron State College in August 2004 as a music faculty member and served as the visual and performing arts department chair from 2006 to 2009. He was elected president of Faculty Senate for the 2011-12 term.
He earned his Doctor of Musical Arts in piano performance and Master of Music in piano performance from the University of Cincinnati. He earned his Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance and pedagogy from Brigham Young University.
According to Snare, a national search for the dean of Liberal Arts and Essential Studies program position will commence in the fall 2014 semester.
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