Central Michigan University Provost Michael Gealt announced today that Andrew Spencer has been appointed associate dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts, a position in which he has served in an interim role since 2016.
Spencer joined CMU in 2001 as a professor of music and director of percussion studies. Spencer earned his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Northwestern University and his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Spencer also received the performer's certificate as a percussion soloist from Eastman.
In the classroom, Spencer has taught Percussion Ensemble and Percussion, while also directing the Percussion Ensemble and performing in the CMU Faculty Jazz Ensemble. Outside the classroom, Spencer remains an active recitalist and clinician and has performed with the Lansing Symphony Orchestra as principal timpanist and Midland Symphony Orchestra as principal percussionist.
Betty Kirby, senior associate dean of the College of Education and Human Services, chaired the nine-member search committee. Other committee members were:
- Brian Elder, faculty, art and design.
- Amy Sindik, faculty, broadcast and cinematic arts.
- Nancy Eddy, faculty, communication and dramatic arts.
- Kent Miller, faculty, journalism.
- James Fiste, faculty, music.
- Sandy Wilson, manager of business operations, CCFA.
- Jon Humiston, special assistant to the provost.
- Cali Clark, human resources.