The Florida State University Arts Administration program is currently celebrating its 30th anniversary. A student of the program, Marit Evans, provided us with this commentary:
The Department of Art Education at Florida State University founded the Arts Administration program in 1984. Dr. Charles “Chuck” Dorn served as the first Director of the Program until his retirement in 2004. Currently, Dr. Pat Villeneuve directs the program supported by Dr. Anne Rowson-Love (Museum Education & Exhibitions) and Dr. Antonio C. Cuyler.
Since 1984, the Arts Administration program has graduated 122 alumni who work in a variety of careers across the U. S. and the world. This year, Barry Hessenius of Barry’s Blog listed FSU alum, Dr. Gay Hanna (Executive Director of Center for Creative Aging), as one of the most influential and powerful people in nonprofit arts. Very recent graduates of the program all have employment or continue to pursue further education.
As the oldest in the state of Florida and one of the oldest in the southeast, the Arts Administration program celebrates its 30th anniversary with a renewed commitment to educating aspiring arts and cultural leaders about the theory and practice of socially responsible arts administration.
We appreciate Marit Evans contribution to this blog and congratulate Arts Administration on their anniversary!
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