VCU School of Arts Dean to retire

May 5, 2009
From today's RTD: ... 01/310732/

Richard Toscan, who in 14 years as dean of Virginia Commonwealth University's School of the Arts led it to recognition as one of the best arts programs in the United States, is retiring.

While Toscan was dean, the school's rankings in the U.S. News & World Report rankings of "America's Best Graduate Schools" grew from 25th to fourth overall, and to the No.1 public university arts program in the nation. He also conceived and guided the development of VCU's art and design campus in Qatar's Education City.

Kudo's to Dean Toscan and all he achieved for the school. He help craft the continuing image of VCU as a leader in higher education.
Another great program that VCU students and graduates can be proud. Great things are happening at VCU.
Pavarotti said:
Can I be the next Dean?

An interesting proposition. A dean with the voice of Placido Domingo and ram's horns.