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Van Hook First Dean of Curb College of Entertainment & Music Biz

jimvanhook.bmpOne of Nashville's most successful music industry executives will become the first dean of Belmont University's new Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business - the nations' first college dedicated to offering comprehensive education for careers in the entertainment industry. Jim Van Hook, former chairman and CEO of Provident Music Group, brings both an academic and an entrepreneurial background to the Dean's chair. Holding a Master of Music Education, with enough hours for a doctorate, Van Hook was a music professor at Trevecca Nazarene University for six years in the 1960s, before embarking on a career in the music business where his management style of "mentoring, teaching and coaching," helped him build Brentwood Music into a music industry powerhouse. [Read more ...]

Raines Named New Dean of Belmont College of Business

Dr. J. Patrick Raines has been named the new Dean of the Belmont University College of Business Administration, which includes Belmont's undergraduate business program and the Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business Administration. Raines is currently a professor of economics and holder of the F. Carlyle Tiller Chair in Business at the Robins School of Business at the private University of Richmond, where he has taught since 1982. Dr. Raines holds a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D, all in economics, from the University of Alabama. [Read more ...]