Rita Riley

Director of Student Services
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Rita Riley has served as Director of Undergraduate Studies in the School of Fine Arts since 2000. She oversees a wide range of undergraduate student services beginning with admission of students into the school, academic status of students while in school, and ending with certification of students completing degree requirements. Riley is the Dean's representative in undergraduate student concerns and acts for the Associate Dean at his request. She is a KU alumnus and takes pride in being a Jayhawk!

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Music students present hundreds of public concerts every year
Students perform in KU choirs, concert bands, pep bands, ensembles, symphony orchestra, and jazz combos
The school owns one of the greatest jazz record collections in the world
KU Wind Ensemble performed the world premiere of the symphony "In the Shadow of No Towers" at Carnegie Hall
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