President of Wheaton College Will Lecture on Democratic Engagement on Campus

Nov. 14, 2011

Event: Ronald Crutcher, president of Wheaton College, renowned cellist and former director of the School of Music at The University of Texas at Austin, will present "Higher Education for Democracy: Developing Capacities for Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement on Campus," as part of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement Fall Lecture Series.

Ronald Crutcher

Ronald Crutcher

When: Friday, Nov. 18, 2 p.m.

Where: Main Building 212, The University of Texas at Austin.

Background: A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Miami University, Ronald A. Crutcher pursued graduate studies at Yale University as a Woodrow Wilson and Ford Foundation Fellow. In 1979, he was the first cellist to receive the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Yale. Crutcher came to Wheaton College in Massachusetts from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he served as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and professor of music. From 1994 to 1999, he served as director of the School of Music at The University of Texas at Austin. Previously, he was vice president of academic affairs at the Cleveland Institute of Music (1990-94) and associate vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (1987-90).

Parking for the event is available in the San Antonio Garage at 2420 San Antonio Street, one block west of Guadalupe.

For more information, contact: Leslie Blair, Div. of Diversity & Community Engagement, 512 232 4621.