Hannah Eason, News Editor
Provost Gail Hackett announced Tuesday that Nancy Scott, who started her career at VCU in 1993, will serve as the interim dean of the School of the Arts.
Scott was appointing acting dean after former dean of the School of the Arts Shawn Brixey resigned in August.
In an email to art students and faculty, Hackett said Scott will serve as the interim dean and special assistant to the provost for the School of the Arts in Qatar, effective yesterday.
“I appreciate all of the advice I received and although there were a number of strong candidates,” Hackett stated, “you made it clear that Scott, a trusted and skilled leader, was the right choice to guide the school forward as we navigate the search for a permanent dean.”
The interim dean served as the associate dean for academic administration from 2001 until July, when she was promoted to executive associate dean for the school.
Scott’s role at VCU began in 1993 as an assistant professor in the fashion design and merchandising department. Hackett stated she “quickly” moved into leadership roles, including assistant department chair and assistant dean for academic affairs for the School of the Arts.
Scott contributed to the development of VCU’s Doha, Qatar campus, and previously served as associate director of the Shaqab College of Design Arts, now known as VCUarts Qatar.