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College of Fine Arts Officially Welcomes New Dean James Frazier, Ed.D.

Published June 26, 2019

The College of Fine Arts is extremely excited to welcome two-time Florida State University alumnus, James Frazier, who officially started his new role as Dean on June 17, 2019.

Frazier, who earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Florida State, has served on the faculty of the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Arts Department of Dance and Choreography since 2001. His tenure at VCU includes a year as interim dean of the school.

It is truly an honor to have the opportunity to give back to an institution that has given so much to me, I owe a great deal to this place which, through dedicated members of the faculty and staff, provided so many of the tools that I have relied on in the building of my professional life as an artist, educator and administrator. I am excited to rejoin this incredible community and to get to know FSU again.

-James Frazier

Frazier’s Florida State roots run deep. While studying at FSU for his bachelor’s degree in marketing (1991) and Master of Fine Arts in Dance (1994), Frazier learned the ins and outs of arts administration as a work-study student and graduate assistant in the Department of Dance.

After finishing his master’s degree, he worked behind the scenes as the Dance Department’s publicity coordinator for a year. A few years later, when he returned as a visiting professor, he took a similar role with the Urban Bush Women dance company, which was then collaborating with FSU on the Summer Dance Institute.

To read more about Frazier, visit the original article, courtesy of FSU News.