Amy Hardison Tully Named Dean of TCU College of Fine Arts

Dear TCU campus community,

I am pleased to announce that Amy Hardison Tully, DMA, has accepted our offer to become the next dean of the College of Fine Arts. She will join TCU on May 31, 2022, as the inaugural Teresa Ann Carter King Dean, named in honor of Teresa King, a lifelong supporter of the arts.

I believe the College of Fine Arts will thrive under Dean Tully’s extensive experience in academic administration, student success, the teacher-scholar model and musical performance. She joins TCU from Oakland University where she served as interim associate provost for student success; associate dean of the College of Arts & Sciences; director of the School of Music, Theatre and Dance; and professor of flute.

As the Teresa Ann Carter King Dean of the College of Fine Arts, Dr. Tully will provide creative vision and leadership; foster collaborative opportunities; and advocate for the college both inside and outside the academy.

I thank Dean Richard Gipson, who will be retiring at the end of the academic year, for his longtime service and dedication to TCU, especially his guidance as we navigated the pandemic and his mentorship as we welcomed new deans to TCU.

We garnered an impressive pool of candidates in our nationwide search. I would like to thank our search committee for their commitment to the selection process and Dr. Janace Bubonia for her excellent leadership of the search committee.

You can learn more about Dr. Tully on the TCU website.

Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg
Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs
Texas Christian University