Dr. David Nancarrow joined the Department of Theatre and Dance at The University of Texas at Austin faculty in 1963 and, during his 41 years of service, was instrumental in shaping the department's educational direction. Through his influential roles as graduate advisor, head of the design area, acting department chair and associate dean of the College of Fine Arts, Nancarrow demonstrated a spirited and passionate dedication to education and his students. He retired from the Department of Theatre and Dance in 2004 and now holds the distinguished title of Professor Emeritus.
Established in 2007, the Dr. David Nancarrow Scholarship in Theatre and Dance supports deserving and talented students in reaching their education goals. The endowed scholarship simultaneously celebrates Nancarrow's professional work and all he shared with The University of Texas at Austin during his tenure.