Graney provides administrative leadership for the University Committee on Academic Policy (UCAP) and the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). She has served on many standing and ad hoc University committees since 1986; she currently is a member of UCAP and the CTL Advisory Committee, and most recently she co-chaired the Intellectual PropertyPolicy Committee and sat on the Self-Study Steering Committee for the Middle States Association and National Association of Schools of Art and Design reaccreditation review.
She has been an active member of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) since 1981 and served on its executive board from 2003 until 2005. She is currently the news and features editor for the ARLIS/NA Web site. She has chaired and served on numerous ARLIS/NA committees including the Strategic Plan Committee, Professional Development Committee, and is currently a member of the Communication and Publications Committee. She was the chair for local arrangements for the ARLIS/NA national conference held in Philadelphia in 1998. Locally, she was a president of the ARLIS/Delaware Valley Chapter and also served as a newsletter editor.
Graney received her master of science degree in Library and Information Science from Drexel University and her bachelor of fine arts degree in Painting and Art History from Syracuse University.
Savoie joined UArts in 2009 as associate provost from Philadelphia University, where he was assistant vice president for academic affairs. Since that time, he has led student learning assessment, international education and study abroad, and the University’s graduate programs, serving as the provost’s representative to the Graduate Council. Savoie also launched the Honors Program and orchestrated the agreement between the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts and Pig Iron Theatre Company, resulting in a new MFA program in Devised Performance at UArts. He most recently served as coordinator for the Presidential Search Committee.
Prior to working at Philadelphia University, Savoie was the director of academic services at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he is an ABD doctoral candidate in Performance Studies.
A resident of the East Falls section of Philadelphia, Savoie earned his master of arts degree from the University of Maine’s Department of Theatre and Dance in 1989, and his bachelor of arts degree from the Department of Communications and Theater at the University of St. Thomas (Minn.) in 1985. He is a member of several national academic associations, including the American Council of Academic Deans, the Association of American Colleges and Universities, Association of Theatre in Higher Education, and the Institute for International Education.