Placed Leaders

Buzz Hoon

Dean of the College of Arts and Letters

Austin Peay State University

Storbeck Search | Diversified Search Group partnered with Austin Peay State University to conduct a nationwide search that resulted in the appointment of William “Buzz” Hoon as the next dean of the APSU College of Arts and Letters.

Hoon previously served as interim dean of the Western Illinois University College of Fine Arts and Communication. During his three decades at that institution, he developed a curriculum for a sports broadcasting major and helped WIU become one of the first content providers for ESPN3.

While a professor at WIU with an extensive record of research and publications, he received the College of Fine Arts and Communication Teaching Award and the college’s Multicultural Teaching Award, as well as the Provost Award for Academic Excellence-Service.

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