Announcing Ted Warburton as interim arts dean

To: UC Santa Cruz Community

From: Campus Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor Marlene Tromp

I am delighted to announce that Edward (Ted) Warburton, a professor of dance in our theater arts department, has been named UC Santa Cruz’s interim arts dean, effective immediately.

Ted joined UC Santa Cruz in 2004 as an assistant professor, coming from New York University, where he was director of dance education. He received his early training at the North Carolina School of the Arts and danced professionally with the American Ballet Theater, Houston Ballet, and Boston Ballet. In between dancing professionally, he earned a bachelor’s in English and dramatic literature at Boston College, then a doctorate in human development and psychology at Harvard University.

Ted‘s record of service on our campus and across the country is impressive. He has served as associate arts dean and director of our Arts Research Institute. He has also served on a number of Academic Senate committees as well as Porter College’s Executive and Academic standing committees. He has demonstrated a long-term commitment to divisional development and outreach, giving talks at alumni, emeriti, student, trustee, and UC- wide events.

Ted is a wonderful choice to lead our Arts Division. Not only is he a talented and successful artist himself, he brings to the role a profound concern for faculty, staff, and students, along with an earnest commitment to our Principles of Community.

I am deeply grateful to Lori Kletzer, vice provost and dean of graduate studies. Since December, she has served the Arts Division and campus with integrity, compassion, and a wonderfully collaborative spirit as acting and then interim arts dean. She will work closely with Ted for the immediate term, remaining part of the Arts Leadership team and serving as a special adviser.

Campus will soon launch a search for a permanent dean.