Joseph H. Seipel has been named dean of Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts effective March 15, following the retirement of Dean Richard Toscan. Seipel, most recently vice president for academic services at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Ga., will provide leadership in education, research, community outreach and fund development activities. Seipel was a distinguished member of the VCU School of the Arts faculty for more than 30 years and most recently served the school as senior associate dean and director of graduate studies from 2002-2009. Interim Dean Susan Roth is staying on as senior associate dean. Click here to read the full article.