Leroy E. Bynum, Jr. -- an accomplished opera singer and dean at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY -- will start his tenure as the college's next dean this summer. He replaces former dean Robert Bucker, who retired in January.
Bynum has been the dean of the School of Arts and Humanities at Saint Rose since 2014. Prior to that, he was a professor of voice and opera for 22 years at Albany State University in Georgia. While there, he also served 10 years as the chair of the Fine Arts Department and eight years as dean of the College of Arts and Humanities.
Throughout his professional career, Bynum has remained active as a performing artist, appearing in operatic roles, as a featured soloist and in solo recitals throughout the United States, Europe and South America. He also has maintained a voice studio for aspiring performers and teachers.