President Names Bailey Acting Dean of School of Music

June 12, 1998

Baylor University President Robert B. Sloan Jr. has appointed Dr. Donald L. Bailey as acting dean of the School of Music, effective July 1.

Bailey replaces Dr. Marvin Lamb, who leaves Baylor June 30 to become dean of the College of Fine Arts at the University of Oklahoma.

Bailey currently serves as professor of conducting, director of vocal studies, director of choral activities and The Mary Gibbs Jones Professor of Music. He also conducts the A Capella Choir and the Baylor Chamber Singers and is a frequent guest conductor and clinician for choirs throughout the United States.

"Baylor and the School of Music are very fortunate to have an individual of Donald Bailey's caliber to fill this important leadership position in the music school," said President Sloan. He not only is an accomplished musician, but an outstanding scholar and teacher who enjoys the respect of his colleagues. With Dr. Bailey serving as acting dean I believe the School will continue to move forward in the coming months while we conduct a search for a permanent dean."

Bailey holds a bachelor's degree in music education and a master's in vocal performance from Eastern New Mexico University. He completed his doctorate in conducting at the University of Northern Colorado in 1976.

Before joining the Baylor music faculty in 1993, Bailey served as director of choirs at Arizona State University, professor of voice and director of choral activities at Texas Tech University and director of the School of Music at Houghton College in New York.

A search committee to assist in the selection of a permanent dean will be appointed soon, said Dr. Donald Schmeltekopf, provost and vice president for academic affairs.

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