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July 25, 2011/FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / High-res photo available upon request
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Ward Caldwell of Pennsylvania


WINSTON-SALEM – The University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) has announced that Ward Caldwell of Williamsport, Pa., is the new dean of students, effective today. 

Caldwell led the Student Affairs department at Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport since 2007. He is completing a doctorate in higher education administration from Pennsylvania State University. He holds a Master of Arts in Sociology from the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio, and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

“Ward comes with a wealth of experience that makes him an exceptional fit for our school,” said UNCSA Provost David Nelson. “We are very glad to have him as part of the School of the Arts family.”

At UNCSA, Caldwell will provide leadership and management to the Division of Student Affairs, which includes the areas of residence life and housing, student health and counseling services, student success, and new student orientation. The division operates and maintains the Hanes Student Commons, Fitness Center, residence halls for high school and college students, and two apartment complexes. Caldwell will report to the provost.

Ward Caldwell

Ward Caldwell

Before becoming chief student affairs officer at Pennsylvania College of Technology, Caldwell served the campus as director of residence life. Previously, Caldwell served at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pa., as associate dean of student life and as director of residence life; at Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio, as area coordinator and residence life specialist; and at Sheldon Jackson College in Sitka, Alaska, as director of student activities.

Caldwell succeeds Anne White, who retired in December 2010.

He will live in Winston-Salem with his children, Noah Caldwell-Gatsos and Abby Caldwell-Gatsos. 

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts is the first state-supported, residential school of its kind in the nation. Established as the North Carolina School of the Arts by the N.C. General Assembly in 1963, UNCSA opened in Winston-Salem (“The City of Arts and Innovation”) in 1965 and became part of the University of North Carolina system in 1972. More than 1,100 students from high school through graduate school train for careers in the arts in five professional schools: Dance, Design and Production (including a Visual Arts Program), Drama, Filmmaking, and Music. UNCSA is the state’s only public arts conservatory, dedicated entirely to the professional training of talented students in the performing, visual and moving image arts. For more information, visit www.uncsa.edu.