Henry_fogel.pngRoosevelt University has announced the appointment of HENRY FOGEL as dean of its Chicago College of Performing Arts and distinguished professor of the arts, effective July 1, 2009. Currently senior advisor to the League of American Orchestras and a consultant for a number of orchestral and musical organizations, Fogel served as the League’s president and CEO from 2003 through June 2008. Prior to assuming the chief administrative post at the League he was chairman of its Board of Directors. He has led some of the most prestigious orchestral institutions in the United States, including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (1985-2003) and the National Symphony Orchestra (1981-85).

“Henry has given the orchestra field a lifetime of extraordinary service,” said League President and CEO Jesse Rosen. “His accomplishments extend well beyond the League and the orchestras he led to thousands of musicians, administrators, and volunteers throughout the country. The higher education community is fortunate to now have Henry.”

Fogel’s professorship extends his faculty affiliation with Roosevelt’s Chicago College of Performing Arts, where he has taught a course in orchestral studies for the past five years. Roosevelt University President Chuck Middleton praised Fogel for his “wisdom, dedication to his colleagues, operational acumen, and ability to raise the bar on the achievement of everyone around him.” University Provost and Executive Vice President James Gandre, who served as the CCPA’s dean from 2000 to 2007, noted that Fogel “is not only a passionate advocate for the next generation of conductors, performers and educators, but he has a true commitment to increasing community engagement.”