Central Piedmont Community College Director Selected As Dean of Instruction, Fine and Performing Arts
The Riverside Community College District Board of Trustees today approved the hiring of Dr. Scott Bauer as
Riverside City College’s Dean of Instruction for Fine and Performing Arts.
For Bauer, the RCC job will mark a coming home. He earned his advanced degrees from the University of California, San Diego, and his bachelor’s degree from California State University, Long Beach. Bauer began his teaching career at MiraCosta College in Oceanside.
With construction slated to begin on the District’s Henry W. Coil Sr. and Alice Edna Coil School for the Arts (CSA), Bauer will be involved in the music department’s move once the facility is completed in 2016, the College’s centennial year. CSA, which is part of the District’s Centennial Plaza at the corner of Market Street and University Avenue, will feature a two-story, 36,420 sq. ft. building with a 450-seat concert hall, plus practice and choir rooms and a recording studio.
“After many long years away from home, it is a great pleasure to return to California and join the administrative team at Riverside City College,” Bauer said. “It has always been my goal to share my talents and leadership at a significant institution of higher learning with a strong emphasis on the visual and performing arts. Riverside City College represents high quality accessible education that helps students achieve their goals and aspirations while contributing to the cultural fabric of the community.”
At Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) in Charlotte, NC, Bauer served as the College’s academic division director. He also coordinated the college’s summer theatre, the opera theatre and two art galleries. An experienced fundraiser, he’s credited with raising $400,000 a year for the CPCC’s visual and performing arts programs.
Bauer is also well versed in the construction of performing arts facilities. During his 12-year career at CPCC, Bauer oversaw the remodeling of two music halls and two technology centers, including the Overcash Academic and Performing Arts Center, which housed a 1,000-seat theatre and 150-seat recital hall as well as classrooms and recording studio and band room.
A published trumpet player, Bauer has performed with such acts as Manheim Steamroller, The Four Tops, The O’Jays, The Temptations and the Cab Calloway Orchestra Prairie Home Companion.