Dean's Welcome

Dean's WelcomeRick Williams, Dean Division of the Arts

Robust, diverse, creative, intelligent. Those words only begin to describe the Arts at Lane. Our faculty of exceptional practicing artists and scholars contribute widely ranging talents, energy, excitement, and experiences of the highest quality to Lane students across the college.  The reflective, inspiring spirit of the arts unifies our diverse practices and theoretical approaches, calling humanity toward thoughtful, holistic and sustainable ways of living, working and building community. We blend creativity with wisdom and critical thinking to teach our students to solve problems, make good decisions and live fully as they share their arts with one another and the global community. We teach the arts not only to develop outstanding artists—but  also to transform lives that transform the world.

- Rick Williams, Dean Division of the Arts