An accomplished jazz musician who has written about both the power of a liberal arts education and the need for small private colleges to transform their classroom teaching was named the 11th president of Goucher College on Wednesday.

Jose Antonio Bowen, dean of the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University in Dallas for the past eight years, will take over from Sanford J. Ungar on July 1. Ungar announced last year that he would step down after leading the college for 13 years.

“I am thrilled with the selection. He brings a body of work that would be the envy of most any tenured professor anywhere,” said Steven Klepper, president of the Goucher College Alumni Association. “He is energetic. He is forceful, and he is somebody who is not afraid to make changes to meet the challenges of the future while still holding true to the liberal arts education.”

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