A.C. “Buddy” Himes

Dean, College of Fine Arts, Stephen F. Austin State University

A.C. “Buddy” Himes has been dean of the College of Fine Arts at Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) since 2007. He earned recognition nationally as an authority in the field with his work with the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) serving as an invited consultant and visiting evaluator for the Commission on Accreditation. Within NASM he served as secretary, associate chair, and chair of Region Nine and served on the NASM Board of Directors from 2002-2004.

Dr. Himes’ publications have appeared in Dean and Provost, Academic Leader, NASM Proceedings, Kappa Delta Pi Record, Administrator, Record in Educational Leadership, International Trombone Association Journal, International Tuba Euphonium Association Journal, N.A.C.W.P.I. Journal, N.A.J.E. Educator, and The Instrumentalist. His arrangements for trombone ensemble are published by T.A.P Music Sales.

Dr. Himes has presented at conferences of the International Trombone Association, College Music Society, and the Association for Technology in Music Instruction. He has been the principal investigator that has yielded grant awards from the Presser Foundation, the Louisiana Educational Quality Support Fund, the Union Pacific Foundation, Humanities Texas, and the Charles and Lois Marie Bright Foundation. While at SFA, under his leadership the CFA has established international study exchange programs with institutions in England, Australia, Italy, Germany, Mexico, Sweden, and Hong Kong.