New Dean Ready to Take CCFA Into the Future

CCFA Dean HeadshotAfter more 40 years, the College of Communication and Fine Arts has new leadership. Dr. Anne Hogan took the reins on April 3.

"We're excited to welcome Dr. Hogan to CCFA. She brings a wealth of experience to the dean's position as an educator, researcher and fundraiser. I'm confident that her leadership and vision will move the College forward to the next level. I look forward to working with her," said Moira Logan, associate dean.

Dr. Hogan previously served as the director of Education at the Royal Academy of Dance, based in London, and senior advisor for International Partnerships, based in the U.S. Her tenure with the Royal Academy of Dance included the development of a graduate program for professional dancers, delivered in collaboration with the Berlin State Ballet, as well as partnerships with higher education and arts institutions in Australia, China and North America and the launching of a high profile research and community outreach initiative called "Dance for Lifelong Wellbeing," targeting older adults.

Prior to joining the Royal Academy of Dance, Dr. Hogan was an Associate Dean in the Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Languages, and Education at London Metropolitan University, where she previously held the position of Academic Leader of Performing Arts, Film Studies and Theatre Studies. Earlier in her career, Dr. Hogan taught in the department of Comparative Literature and English at the American University of Paris, where she later served as the Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Fund Giving. She also served as the Head of Postgraduate Studies and Research at London Contemporary Dance School. A former member of the Boston Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet, Dr. Hogan holds a BA in English Literature from Harvard University, and an MA and PhD in English Literature from Brown University. 

See the fall issue of Voices for a full length, feature article about Dean Hogan.