OMAHA – The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is pleased to announce Michael Hilt has been named as the new dean of the College of Communication, Fine Arts
Hilt, who has served as interim dean of the college since last July, will become just the second CFAM dean since the college’s formation in 2006. Pending approval from the University of Nebraska Board of Regents, Hilt will begin his term as dean on July 1.
"I am grateful for this opportunity to lead the College of Communication, Fine Arts
In his role, Hilt will be responsible for overseeing UNO’s School of Communication, which includes UNO Television; School of the Arts, which includes Writer’s Workshop, Theatre; Art and Art History; and School of Music. CFAM also oversees UNO’s Strauss Performing Arts Center, Weber Art Gallery
"Mike is an excellent administrator, scholar
The CFAM dean search committee featured representation from across campus and was led by Dean of Library Sciences David Richards, who says that Hilt was chosen among a significant number of applicants from across the country.
"The search committee worked very hard throughout this important, deliberative process and I want to thank them sincerely for their efforts," said David Richards, Dean of Library Sciences and chair of the CFAM Dean search committee. "The competition was very strong, with three stellar candidates from excellent institutions brought to campus for on-site interviews. Dr. Hilt’s depth of administrative experience, and his knowledge of and dedication to UNO’s mission and the community is well known. I know the college is looking forward to this new leadership chapter under Mike."
Prior to joining UNO, Hilt served as a news reporter, anchor
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