Cornish Leadership

Meet the President and Vice Presidents of Cornish College of the Arts.

Cornish President Raymond Tymas-Jones and cabinet members (from left): Anne Derieux, Brandon Bird, Raymond Tymas-Jones, Christene James, Ryan O'Mealey, Lauren Basson.

Our President: Dr. Raymond Tymas-Jones

Raymond Tymas-Jones, Cornish President

Raymond Tymas-Jones PhD 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 CreateCONNECTIONS 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).

The President's Cabinet

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Brandon Bird

Brandon Bird

Vice President of Operations
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Christene A. James

Christene A. James

Vice President of Finance & Administration
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Anne Derieux

Anne Derieux

Vice President of Institutional Advancement
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Ryan O'Mealey

Ryan O’Mealey

Vice President of Enrollment

Get to Know Us

Did You Know that Cornish was Founded over 100 Years Ago?

Visit our Cornish at a Glance page for more information about the College and its history.

Cornish at a Glance
Colorful, illustrative Art by Design student Bee Sen