BRANDON, MB – The Dean of Brandon University’s internationally-renowned music programming has accepted a new challenge – alumni engagement, fundraising, and partnership building. Dr. Michael Kim, Dean of the School of Music, has been named Acting Associate Vice-President (External), and will oversee the University’s community campaigns including the current Score a Seat initiative to raise the final dollars for the Healthy Living Centre. Dr. Kim will also maintain his role as Dean of the School of Music.
“This portfolio of institutional advancement is an integral part of Brandon University (BU) through its engagement with students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors and community stakeholders,” says President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Gervan Fearon. “In appointing Dr. Kim, we are communicating the importance of sharing, celebrating and moving forward with the good work and contributions made by the entire University to the betterment of our students and the communities we serve.”
Appointed Dean and Professor of Music at Brandon University in 2008, Dr. Kim holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the renowned Juilliard School in New York, one of the world’s leading music schools. The recipient of countless awards, Dr. Kim has performed in every major Canadian city, and throughout the US, UK, South America, and Asia, including featured engagements with such prestigious ensembles as the Boston and Cincinnati Pops, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the BBC Scottish Symphony, and repeated concerto engagements with the major orchestras of Canada. He was recently appointed by the Manitoba government to the Board of Directors, Manitoba Arts Council.
“It is my great pleasure and honour to have this opportunity to collaborate and work with the outstanding members of our Institutional Advancement team, generous donors, and dedicated alumni,” says Dr. Kim. “In strategic partnerships with our internal and external stakeholders, I look forward to supporting and contributing to initiatives that will further strengthen the University’s academic mission, and commitments to student success and community engagement.”
Dr. Kim will serve as Acting Associate Vice President (External) until August 30, 2015. Plans to fill the position on a permanent basis will commence in the spring of 2015.
Brandon University, founded in 1899, promotes excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship; educating students so that they can make a meaningful difference as engaged citizens and leaders.
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Gervan Fearon
President and Vice-Chancellor
Dr. Michael Kim
Acting Associate Vice President (External)