University of Kansas professor Henry Bial has been named the permanent Chair of the Department of Theatre & Dance.
“It is my pleasure to announce that Dr. Henry Bial has been named as the Chair of the Department of Theatre & Dance. He will begin his appointment this summer, 2019,” Ben Chappel, current interim chair, said in an email to Theatre & Dance students.
The search for a permanent chair began after Michelle Hefner Hayes stepped down from the position. Chappell, an associate professor in the Department of American Studies, was named interim chair during the search for a permanent replacement.
Bial is a professor in the Department of Theatre & Dance, and has been a University faculty member since 2005. He is currently on sabbatical for the semester, but will return to take on the responsibilities of the position for the summer.