Thursday, June 21, 2018

John Malveaux: First African American President of Cornish College of Arts

Raymond Tymas-Jones

John Malveaux of 

Dr Kehembe V Eichelberger at Howard University  shared the following:

Greetings Colleagues
After a long history of administrative appointments, I'm proud to announce that  our Music Alum, Dr. Raymond Tymas-Jones has taken a college presidency.  His appointment will commence July 1.  We continue to make history.
Kehembe V Eichelberger,
Dept. of Music

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education

The First African American President of Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle

May 7, 2018

The board of trustees of Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle has chosen Raymond Tymas-Jones as its next president. When, he takes office on July 1, Dr. Tymas-Jones will be the first African American to lead the college.

Cornish College of the Arts offers bachelor of fine arts degrees in art dance, design, film, theater, and other disciplines as well as a bachelor’s degree in music. African Americans make up 3 percent of the 674-member student body, according to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Education.

In accepting the position, Dr. Tymas-Jones said “my goal is to ensure that Cornish’s faculty, staff, and students thrive and excel as artists, innovators, and creatives for the express purpose of impacting the artistic and cultural communities of Seattle and beyond.”

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