ITHACA, N.Y.—Anne Hogan has been appointed as the inaugural dean of the new School of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Ithaca College, according to an Intercom announcement made June 14.

Coming from a position as the dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts (CCFA) at the University of Memphis, Hogan will begin her new position at Ithaca College on Aug. 1.

At CCFA, Hogan has led development and planning of all programs and policies as well as implemented the college’s strategic plan. Hogan looks forward to establishing cross-disciplinary training and activities at Ithaca College, and believes that partnering with other higher education and arts institutions is essential in establishing the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance.

“There are so many opportunities for the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance to explore, including more cross-disciplinary training and creative activities, both within the school and across IC, and in partnership with higher education and/or arts institutions, nationally and internationally,” said Hogan. “An essential opportunity will be to establish the school as a leader in diverse and inclusive practices in the arts and education, and as a school that at once respects the history and traditions of its respective disciplines and embraces novel directions and as yet unimagined possibilities for them. Promoting IC and the school, furthermore, as a place that empowers emerging artists to be agents of positive change will only accelerate its visibility and renown.”

Zoë Freer-Hessler

Zoë Freer-Hessler is a general assignment reporter for the Ithaca Voice. She has covered a wide range of topics since joining the news organization in November 2021. She can be reached at