to lead School of the Arts
Pomo has been named interim director of the CSUS School of the Arts.
The announcement was made Jan. 21 by William Sullivan, dean of the
College of Arts and Letters.
Pomo joined the University in 1999 as chair of the University's
department of theatre and dance and will continue in that capacity
while he serves as interim director.
"Since his appointment in 1999, professor Pomo has given strong
leadership to shaping the theatre arts curriculum and strengthening
the department's engagement with performing arts organizations throughout
the Capital Region," Sullivan said.
Pomo earned his doctorate from the University of Utah, his master's
degree from UC Davis and his bachelor's degree from Brigham Young
University. Included among the many honors he has received are two
fellowships from the National Endowment of Humanities. The first
was to the Center for 20th Century Studies at the University of
Wisconsin, Milwaukee and the second was to the University of Puerto
Rico in Rio Piedras.
In addition he has worked for the Sundance Institute. His most recent
publication is an anthology of drama and theater that includes theater
history, criticism and film.
Pomo said the work of the University and the School of the Arts
"is fully committed to vibrant, artistic participation throughout
Sacramento and the region. We continue to make significant connections
for our students in forming liaisons, internships and other professional
opportunities. It is a tribute that so many members of the artistic
community in this area are graduates of this University. We have
a rich past and an exciting future."
The appointment of Pomo follows the resignation of Rollin Potter
as director of the School of the Arts. Potter was the founding director
and shaped its structure both in internal and external relationships.
Potter joined the University in 1990 as chair of the department
of music. Potter plans to assume new responsibilities outside of
the area in arts administration.
The School of the Arts was founded in the spring of 2000 to coordinate
and strengthen the University's strong commitment to the arts. It
brought together the departments of art, design, music, and theatre
and dance. More than 100 professors and nearly 1,000 majors are
involved in a coordinated arts community on campus.