Biola Announces Founding Dean of the School of Fine Arts and Communication

Feb. 6, 2018 By Brenda Velasco

After an extensive national search and interview process, Biola University has selected Dr. Todd W. Guy to serve as the founding dean of the School of Fine Arts and Communication effective July 2, 2018.

Guy served at Indiana Wesleyan University for 25 years in different roles including professor of music, director of choral activities, chair of music and art divisions and, most recently, interim dean of the School of Arts and Humanities. In addition to serving as chair of the music division, he has directed two choral ensembles, both of which tour extensively throughout the United States singing at conventions, schools and churches.


“After extensive observations, discussions, and community feedback, the search committee and I sensed Todd’s fit for this position and a clear sense of God’s leading in bringing him to Biola,” said Deborah Taylor, Biola’s provost and senior vice president.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in music education, church music and applied voice from Indiana Wesleyan University, a master’s degree in Choral Conducting and holds a Doctor of Arts from Ball State University.

“I am so excited and extremely humbled for the opportunity to serve the faculty and students within the School of Fine Arts and Communication at Biola University,” said Guy. “I look forward to working together with the faculty and staff to continue to make Biola a place of destination for students who want to study the Fine Arts and Communication and as importantly grow in the relationship with the Lord. While this is a great calling, it comes with a tremendous responsibility for us all. It is my prayer that God will continue to shape and mold me, along with all those in the School of Fine Art and Communication, to be ‘His love with skin on’ as we respond to that calling. Thanks so much for the opportunity to serve and answer this call!”

Guy has served on a number of boards and committees throughout his tenure, in addition to traveling across the globe leading the university student chorale.

“I couldn’t be more delighted that he accepted our offer and will bring his experience in leadership to our university,” said Taylor.


Written by: Brenda Velasco, director of communications. For more information, contact Media Relations at

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