The College of Liberal & Creative Arts has a new development director who is well-versed in fundraising, teaching, higher-education administration and sales. Chris Hepp began November 3 in the Office of University Development, where he will focus on fundraising for units in the arts on the College’s development team alongside Andrea Rouah and Kate Morris.
Hepp most recently was the director of development for the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences at California State University, East Bay. Prior, he was institutional sales director for Sherman Clay Pianos with clients at universities and performing arts centers. An acclaimed pianist, Hepp was an associate professor of music at University of Kansas, where he also served as interim associate dean of the School of Fine Arts and helped raise more than $4 million.
Hepp earned his Doctor of Musical Arts, a Master of Music and Bachelor of Music from University of Colorado, Boulder.
Hepp will work with Art, Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts, Cinema, Creative Writing, Design and Industry, the Documentary Film Institute, Fine Arts Gallery, Journalism, Morrison Chamber Music Center, Music and Dance, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, The Poetry Center and American Poetry Archives, Renaissance Journalism Center, Theatre Arts and University Museum.
Andrea Rouah, an extremely accomplished senior development director who has already raised millions for the College, will focus on Anthropology, Chinese Flagship, Classics, Communication Studies, Comparative and World Literature, English Language and Literature, Foreign Languages and Literatures, History, Humanities, International Relations, Jewish Studies, Liberal Studies, Modern Greek Studies, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation (NAGPRA), Philosophy, Political Science, U.S.-China Policy Studies and Women and Gender Studies.
Kate Morris, University Development’s associate director for the College, will continue to work with units throughout the College.