Raymond Tymas-Jones has served as dean of the College of Fine Arts at the University of Utah for 12 years and became the university’s associate vice president for the arts in 2017. During his tenure, he established the Center for Interdisciplinary Arts in Technology and led the development of the Create CONNECTIONS Project to foster interdisciplinary activity through the infusion of arts and design practices in medicine, science, and business. Cornish College of the Arts’ tenth president, his term began July 1, 2018.
In addition to his responsibilities in the College of Fine Arts, Tymas-Jones also was the chief administrative officer for the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, the Pioneer Theatre Company, the Tanner Dance Program, and UtahPresents Performing Arts Series. Prior to his time at University of Utah, Tymas-Jones served as the Associate Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Fine Arts at Buffalo State College (1990-93), Director of the School of Music at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls (1993-98) and the Dean of the College of Fine Arts at Ohio University (1998-2005). As a music instructor or associate professor, he taught at Washington University (1980-83), Buffalo State College (1983-93), University of Northern Iowa (1993-98), finishing there as Professor of Music, and was Professor of Music at Ohio University (1998-2005).