Nancy J. Uscher, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Fine Arts
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

I am honored to be a candidate for the position of Secretary on the Board of the International Council of Fine Arts Deans. I was delighted to become a member of the ICFAD Board last fall because I greatly respect the work of this special organization. ICFAD supports meaningful, thoughtful and sometimes transformative conversations among Deans and designs mentoring workshops and professional development opportunities to further the goals of excellence in higher education leadership. This work is bold and visionary and illuminates ICFAD’s admirable mission. I have learned a great deal from fellow ICFAD Deans. The ideas I have taken away from meetings have helped me to serve my institution, UNLV, more effectively. I very much appreciate the long-standing international scope of ICFAD because it is aligned with the  importance of educating global artist citizens in our colleges and universities. Most of all, I have gained from the collective wisdom of our ICFAD colleagues about the power of the arts and the humanities to be a catalyst for social change in the world. I am inspired about this sense of possibility as well as the passion and seriousness of purpose among  members of the ICFAD community.