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Seton Hill dean to lead IUP College of Fine Arts

Deb Erdley
| Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, 2:24 p.m.
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Curtis Scheib

A Seton Hill University dean and professor of music who led the efforts to build two new centers for art and performing arts at the Greensburg university will be the next dean of the College of Fine Arts at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

IUP officials Monday announced the selection of Curtis Scheib, a 1977 graduate of IUP. He will begin his new role on July 1. Scheib, who is dean of the School of Visual and Performing Arts at Seton Hill, replaces Michael Hood, who retired from IUP in June.

“Dr. Scheib brings a variety of solid and deep experience to IUP, ranging from departmental and division leadership to curricula development to fundraising. He is a good fit for IUP, and we’re also pleased to ‘welcome home’ one of our own,” said Timothy Moerland, IUP Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Scheib began his career at Seton Hill in 1985 as an assistant professor of music and chaired the department of music from 1988-97. Scheib was named chair of the Division of Visual and Performing Arts in 1997, a post he held until 2017. He was promoted to professor of music in 2005 and named dean of the School of Visual and Performing Arts in 2017.

Scheib has a doctorate of musical arts in voice from West Virginia University and a master of music in voice — as well as an artist diploma in opera — from the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music. In addition to his bachelor’s degree in music education, Scheib earned a master of arts from IUP in organ performance.

Deb Erdley is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Deb at 724-850-1209, derdley@tribweb.com or via Twitter @deberdley_trib.

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