After conducting a nationwide search, Stetson University has appointed Washington García, DMA, as the next dean of its School of Music. García is the university’s first Latin-American dean. His appointment begins on Monday, July 12, 2021. Dr. Jody Neathery-Castro has accepted to serve as interim director during the 2021-2022 academic year.
During García’s tenure at the University of Nebraska Omaha’s School of Music, he fundraised and received more than $6 million for new facilities, increased scholarships and professional development funding for faculty and students, secured new academic and administrative positions and implemented new initiatives, including the UNO International Concert Series.