Congratulations to Dan Martin, who was appointed to a second five-year term as dean of the College of Fine Arts (CFA). Dan was first appointed as dean in 2012 after serving as interim dean from 2010 to 2012. He also maintains his duties as a professor of arts and entertainment management in the School of Drama. Provost and Interim CMU President Farnam Jahanian announced the news to CFA faculty and staff yesterday afternoon. 

He noted that, during the past five years in his role as dean, "Dan has demonstrated his strengths as an engaged and approachable leader, effective administrator, and well-respected collaborator and has established positive momentum for CFA, across all of its five schools. Among his many accomplishments, he has significantly improved several critical functions within the college, including the recruitment, promotion and tenure processes for faculty. He has also worked to increase the visibility of the college through the founding of the Excellence in Theatre Education Award, a partnership with the Tony Awards. Dan has also been actively engaged in expanding fine and applied arts programming through the establishment of the CFA Fund for Research and Creativity."