Mary Ann Criss has served as Assistant to the Chairperson since August 1997. Under her guidance, the department has reorganized many of it's operations, including admissions procedures, facilities scheduling and student services. Criss also writes and edits department and university publications and has computerized numerous departmental records, including student databases and the fall and spring course catalogs. In addition to her administrative duties, Criss is a member of the department’s curriculum committee and serves as one of the First Year Experience Advisors for incoming music majors. During the summer months. Criss also works closely with Academic Advising and New Student Programs, serving as the Department of Music’s coordinator for transfer student orientation and registration.
Criss holds a Master of Science in Professional Writing and is also a part-time faculty member in the English Department.