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Humanities and the Arts Appoints Associate Dean

Gustave Caillebotte, 1848-1894, Paris Street, Rainy Day, 1877

William H. Street with Gustave Caillebotte’s Paris Street, Rainy Day, 1877 (Susan Nourse photo).

The College of Humanities and the Arts has a new associate dean, and he’s an accomplished saxophonist.

William H. Street will promote student, faculty and staff success, with his primary responsibilities including oversight of curriculum, personnel and facilities. He will also focus on helping students graduate in a timely fashion. Street begins at SJSU on Aug. 1.

Currently associate dean in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta in Canada, Street received a doctoral degree in music from Northwestern University and has since been active in university administration and governance. He has served on numerous departmental, faculty and university committees and will bring a wealth of university governance principles to SJSU.

Street has travelled widely and has performed and lectured in Belgium, Canada, the Russian Federation, France, Great Britain, Japan, Mexico, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine and the United States. He tours frequently with pianist Roger Admiral and the Quatuor International de Saxophones, emphasizing the importance of both solo and chamber music making.

Strongly influenced by his former teachers Etheridge, Hemke and Londeix, Street has sought to make heard the music of today’s composers in his concerts. He served as president of the North American Saxophone Alliance from 1992 to1994, and his published work includes the English translation of Hello! Mr. Sax, ou les Paramètres du Saxophone (Leduc) by Jean-Marie Londeix, “Elise Boyer Hall,” and “The Life of Elise Boyer Hall” in Les États Géneraux Mondiaux du Saxophone.