AUSTIN, Texas—Charles A. Roeckle, deputy to the president of The University of Texas at Austin and a leader of the College of Fine Arts for more than 30 years, has received the E. William Doty Award.
The highest honor bestowed by the College of Fine Arts, the Doty Award recognizes people who have made extraordinary contributions to education, the arts and society, as well as rendered exceptional service to the college and The University of Texas at Austin. Roeckle received the award, named for the founding dean of the College of Fine Arts, during the college’s spring commencement on May 18.
Roeckle arrived on campus as a graduate student in 1964, receiving his master’s of music degree two years later and his doctor of musicology degree in 1978. Joining the administration of the College of Fine Arts College and rising steadily to become associate dean for student affairs, he helped shape both student life and the academic mission of the college for a quarter of a century. He has worked for every dean of the College of Fine Arts, from E. William Doty to his own tenure as interim chief officer in 1998-2000.
He has headed numerous key university committees and task forces and has maintained a career as an award-winning classroom teacher in the School of Music, while becoming a leader for student affairs and policy campus-wide. His efforts made the College of Fine Arts a pioneer on campus in the areas of computer-supported curriculum and study abroad.
Roeckle also has maintained community involvement with St. Austin’s Catholic Church, St. Stephen’s School, Austin Civic Orchestra and with various professional organizations for music pedagogy and educational administration.
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