Dean John Scheib elected to International Council of Fine Arts Deans’ Board of Directors

October 21 2021
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At its 57th Annual Conference, the International Council of Fine Arts Deans (ICFAD) announced University of Utah College of Fine Arts Dean John Scheib as one of three newly-elected members of the Board of Directors.

ICFAD, the multi-national alliance of executive arts administrators, provides professional development opportunities and facilitates forums for the exchange of ideas, information and issues of common concern for the arts in higher education.

In this capacity, Scheib will serve with eight other members who all act as “representatives of the membership, assuring that the organization runs in accordance with the agreed upon mission, policies and laws of the membership.”

He has been a member of ICFAD since 2017 and has served for the last two years as an ICFAD Mentor in its Leadership Development Program and will continue his service on ICFAD’s Leadership Development Committee.

“A key motivation for me throughout my life has been my desire to serve my community as best I can,” Scheib said. “In my professional life, this sense of purpose often manifests itself through engaging in efforts to empower those whom I serve by helping to facilitate growth and the realization of ambitions and aspirations (work that remains to be among the most fulfilling and rewarding to me, personally). I hope to be able to help advance the important work of ICFAD through bringing to the Board and our collective efforts not only someone who greatly values and believes in what we do, but also a multidimensional perspective from having served in a variety of different arts education, leadership, and advocacy roles within a variety of different institutions, communities, and contexts.”

Join us in congratulating Dean Scheib on his new appointment!