If you haven't been to UNCSA for a while, you might be surprised to see the campus looking a little different these days. Despite the pandemic, UNCSA has been able to move ahead on projects to improve the living and learning environment on campus.
Five years ago, UNCSA began a comprehensive fundraising effort to generate philanthropic support for our next generation of artists -- our first campaign in decades and the largest ever undertaken by our university.
UNCSA has won three awards in the international Circle of Excellence competition of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). The honors, announced earlier this month, include two Silver awards and one Grand Gold. A Grand Gold Award is the highest level of recognition in the program. Grand Gold Awards are rare, and only one is given per category.
UNCSA has received gifts totaling $750,000 to endow a distinguished professorship from staunch supporters and members of its board of trustees, Chancellor Brian Cole has announced. Michael and Amy Tiemann and Trustee Emeritus Thomas S. Kenan III will endow a distinguished professorship in the Division of Liberal Arts.
See scholarship dollars in action as students from all five conservatories share how giving has impacted their artistic growth at UNCSA.
Edward J. Lewis III, vice chancellor for advancement at UNCSA, will leave his position, which he has held since 2015, to become president and chief executive officer of Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts in northern Westchester County, New York.
The three-year M.F.A. program will begin enrolling students in fall 2021.
UNCSA continues to adjust to the limitations of COVID-19 while presenting inventive delivery of theater, dance, music, film and more that mirrors the creative evolution of a performing arts industry facing the effects of the pandemic.
The bequest will support the David Loring Endowed Scholarship in Dance, and is another example of the significant impact UNCSA alumni are having on Powering Creativity: The Campaign for UNCSA. Since 2016, alumni have contributed more than $5 million to the campaign.