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The Mannes College The New School for Music Appoints New Dean

Today, The New School announced the appointment of three deans, including deans for The Mannes College The New School for Music and The New School for Drama.

NEW YORK (June 15, 2011)–The New School today announced the appointment of Stephanie Browner as dean of Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts; Richard Kessler as dean of Mannes College The New School for Music; and Pippin Parker, director of The New School for Drama. The New School is comprised of seven distinct schools focusing on social sciences, liberal arts, administration and management, design and performing arts.

“The New School’s diverse elements are united by a common goal of positively changing society,” said President David Van Zandt. “Provost Tim Marshall and I are confident that Stephanie Browner, Richard Kessler, and Pippin Parker reflect the vision, leadership, and commitment to social progress that have distinguished The New School for nearly a century.”


  1. Congratulations, Richard!

  2. Aaron Flagg says

    Congratulations Richard. Welcome to higher education.

  3. Jane Remer says

    Congratulations, Richard – I have high regard for the New School (and a cousin who heads the psychology department there, Arien Mack)….a wonderful next step…

  4. Barbara Pollard says

    What great news! Richard, all the best in your new endeavor.

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