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Van Hook’s Appointment As Curb Dean Gets Big Coverage

The appointment of Nashville music industry executive Jim Van Hook as the first Dean of the new Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business at Belmont University gets major coverage from The Tennessean and Nashville City Paper.

The City Paper calls Van Hook, the former chairman of Provident Music Group, “a mover and shaker in the Nashville music scene for more than 20 years,” and says his appointment as the Curb College’s first Dean “signals the school’s new era of growth as a college now separate from the Belmont College of Business Administration.”

The Tennessean recaps Van Hook’s two decades of success as a music industry entrepreneur, notes that he also has experience as a university professor, and mentions Van Hook is a cancer survivor. Looking forward, the story reports on Van Hook’s expansive, global vision for the Curb College.
You can read the Belmont press release here.