Global Connections Committee

The Global Connections Committee is a group of interested deans whose international experience and/or interest has brought them together to:

  • Celebrate the arts as a common language that unites the world
  • Expand the international horizons of the organization to advance arts education leadership globally
  • Create a collegial community of international arts deans
  • Fosters understanding and appreciation of the arts in cultures around the world
  • Understand higher education trends in arts education and training in all parts of the world and nurture relationships with international members of ICFAD.
  • Develop the Tri-Annual International Symposium for ICFAD, including work with the board on site selection; prepare agenda; recruit panelists and speakers; coordinate logistics with the assistance of an international travel agency; and oversee marketing and registration with Executive Director

Charles Falzon, Dean

Faculty of Communication & Design
Ryerson University
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Shawn Brixey
, Dean
School of the Arts
Virginia Commonwealth Universtiy
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Daniel Doz
, President + CEO
Alberta College of Art + Design

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Whitecliffe, President
Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design
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Joseph Hopkins, Dean

School of the Arts
Samford University
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David Humphrey, Director
Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University
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Christopher T. Terry, Associate Dean
Caine College of the Arts
Utah State University
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Board Liaison
Charles Wright
Dean of Academic Affairs
Kendall College of Art & Design
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Notes from the Global Connections Committee meeting at the annual conference in Salt Lake City are available by clicking here.