Artist and educator Joseph S. Lewis III has been named dean of the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine, effective March 24.
“Joseph Lewis is both a recognized artist and a gifted administrator who has experience with strategic planning, fundraising and stewardship, curriculum and program development, budget management, and community-partnership building,” UCI Chancellor Michael Drake said in a news release. “I am excited to welcome this dynamic and energetic leader to our university.”
Lewis has been the dean of the School of Art & Design in the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in New York since 2004. The school merges art and technology.