Search committee appointed for new Jacobs School dean

Indiana University Provost Lauren Robel has appointed a committee to identify dean candidates for the IU Jacobs School of Music.

Rick Van Kooten

Rick Van Kooten, executive dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of physics, will chair the committee.

Jeremy Allen, the Eugene O’Brien Bicentennial Executive Associate Dean for the Jacobs School, has served as interim dean of the school since July 1, when Gwyn Richards, the David Henry Jacobs Bicentennial Dean, stepped down after a successful two-decade career as the school’s leader to return to the faculty in choral conducting.