Oct. 23, 2019Print | PDF
Glen Carruthers will continue in his role as dean of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Faculty of Music until June 2021, a one-year extension of his second term. He has held this position since 2010.
Carruthers’ continued leadership will be critical to the Faculty of Music as it executes its ambitious Making Space for Music capital campaign, and will provide continuity under an interim provost.
“I am delighted that Glen has agreed to this extension,” says Maureen Mancuso, interim provost and vice-president: academic. “His exemplary leadership has had a transformative impact on the Faculty of Music.”
During his tenure as dean to date, Carruthers has successfully enhanced the reputation of Laurier’s Faculty of Music and the quality of programming it offers. Among many accomplishments are introducing an MA in 2013 and BMus in Community Music in 2016, acquiring the Beckett School of Music to form the Laurier Conservatory of Music in 2015, and establishing Laurier as the summer home of the renowned National Youth Orchestra of Canada in 2013.
Prior to his position at Laurier, Carruthers served as dean of the School of Music at Brandon University from 1998-2008 after teaching for 10 years at Lakehead University, where he was the founding chair of the Department of Music.
He has served as Chair of the Commission for the Education of the Professional Musician of the International Society for Music Education and as President of the Canadian University Music Society. He was awarded an Honorary Membership in the Canadian University Music Society in 2016 and received the Canadian Association of Fine Arts Deans’ Academic Leadership Award in 2018.
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