Dr. James South Named Interim Dean of the SWOSU College of Arts & Sciences

Dr. James South 

Dr. James South has been selected as the Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

Dr. South has been a member of the Department of Music since 1995 and chair of the Department of Music since 2008.  He obtained a Bachelor of Music Education from Northwestern University in Illinois and a Master of Music and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of North Texas. 

Prior to joining the faculty at SWOSU, Dr. South was on the faculty at Emporia State University and was a visiting lecturer at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

At SWOSU, he served as the Director of Bands from 1995 to 2011 and has been a guest conductor for numerous bands and an adjudicator at numerous music festivals.  In 2012, Dr. South was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Educators Hall of Fame.  He is currently the president-elect of the Southwest Division of the National Association for Music Education.