George Arasimowicz Resigns As Provost of Emporia State University
Arasimowicz is a professor of music and dean of the Division of Arts, Media and Communications at Wheaton College Conservatory of Music in Wheaton, Illinois. He holds degrees from the University of Toronto, Carleton University, and McGill University.
Arasimowicz has been appointed as the new provost of Emporia State University and will begin his role this summer.
Early Life and Education
George Arasimowicz was born in Toronto, Canada and is a graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Music. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in music from the University of Toronto.
He has extensive experience in education, currently serving as dean of Central State University’s College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences in Wilberforce, Ohio.
KVOE Radio reported that Emporia State University has selected Arasimowicz as their new provost. He will begin in his new role this summer.
Arasimowicz has utilized CAD software throughout his career. He earned a diploma in CAD drafting in 1992, and since then has worked at various companies with varying responsibilities and demands related to drafting. According to the defendants, one of Arasimowicz’ primary responsibilities at All Panel was using CAD to create drawings for panels manufactured by the company.
George Arasimowicz is an acclaimed pianist who regularly performs in renowned venues such as Salle Cortot, Shanghai Concert Hall, Budapest’s Great Hall of the Liszt Academy and New York’s Carnegie Hall. Additionally, he enjoys performing chamber music and collaborates with numerous renowned artists.
He has performed in esteemed venues such as the Barge Festival, Montreal’s White Nights Festival, Moscow’s St. Petersburg Philharmonic and Kirov Orchestra.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical and electronic design drafting, an MBA in business administration and has completed coursework on music theory, improvisation, piano performance and accompaniment. An accomplished chamber musician, he regularly performs with the Rembrandt Chamber Players and Guarneri String Quartet; additionally he has performed at Newport, Tanglewood, Gilmore and Vancouver festivals.
Achievements and Honors
George Arasimowicz is the driving force behind many groundbreaking projects at Central State University. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in English and history from Carleton University, a master of music degree in piano performance from the University of Toronto, and a Ph.D. from the University of California San Diego. As dean of Central’s College of Humanities, Art, and Social Sciences – not to mention architect – of their new $120 million campus performing arts complex that will benefit local residents as well as visitors from Canada’s Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada; plus an exchange award to Poland where he visited Chopin State Academy of Music and Experimental Studio Polish Radio received during this visit.
On Friday, Interim President Ken Hush sent out an email announcing George Arasimowicz’s resignation as Provost of Emporia State University. He had served in this role for approximately one year and also served as acting president last semester after former President Allison Garrett left to take a job in Oklahoma.
ESU is in the process of hiring a new provost. A search committee is being assembled, and Gwen Larson, ESU spokesperson, informed KVOE News that an open campus and community forum will take place Wednesday afternoon to give students, faculty and staff an opportunity to hear from candidates. A finalist will interview Thursday – unlike with the presidential search – during this public event in person. Ideally, all this work should be finished by February; in the meantime Gary Wyatt – associate provost and dean of Honors College – serves as interim provost until then