The College of Fine Arts has announced Dr. Kristen Queen will serve as the director of the academic resource center. Queen’s role leading the College of Fine Arts’ new academic resource center will provide administrative and operational support to leadership, faculty, staff and students on issues related to advising and orientation, academic services, leadership and career readiness programming, internships, and more.
Most recently, Queen served as the interim director of the School of Music from 2018 until June 2021.
In her new role, Queen will work to expand interest in the Arts Leadership & Entrepreneurship (ARLE) program. She will be an instructor for select ARLE courses and will help develop and strengthen partnerships with Dallas-Fort Worth arts professionals and organizations, as well as with TCU faculty experts whose fields frequently intersect with the arts, such as those in the College of Education, Neeley School of Business and TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine.
As an advocate for health and wellness in the arts and a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT), Queen will serve as the performing arts wellness coordinator. She will continue to teach Yoga for Musicians, a course she developed at TCU, and will expand Wellness Week across the college, an initiative she started in the School of Music.
Similarly, Queen will serve as a liaison to the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine’s therapeutic arts program, collaborating with faculty to identify courses and experiences to strengthen the programs and combine the fine and performing arts into the areas of health, healthcare and well-being.
“I am excited for my new role within the College of Fine Arts and how it amplifies TCU’s strategic priorities of the student experience and student support,” said Queen. “I look forward to collaborating with the talented students, staff and faculty across the college to define and amplify an impactful college experience that engages with all our fine and performing arts disciplines while fostering student success through holistic and inclusive support focused on wellness, academic advising, leadership development, and community connections.”
Queen earned a Ed.D. in higher education leadership at TCU, a MM at Northwestern University and a BM at the University of Oklahoma.