Thursday, March 09, 2017

Search committee and schedule announced for Perpich executive director

The search committee tasked with finding a new executive director for Perpich Center for Arts Education began its work on March 23.

 

Barring any unforeseen delays, public presentations by finalists will be made on June 21 at an open board meeting, 5-8 p.m. Interviews of six semi-finalists began April 21.
Members of the search committee include four board members: board chair Ben Vander Kooi, Linda Brobeck, Jody Grams and Linda Henning. Perpich staff on the committee are Ekpe Akpan, director of human resources; Peg Birk, interim executive director; Pam Paulson, senior director of policy; Ahava Silkey-Jones, arts high school principal; and Kevin Clark, faculty.
Additional members are Eric Eklund, interim president of the Perpich Foundation; Charles Leibfried, retired Duluth school administrator and music educator; and Perpich Arts High School student, Destiny Bilges.
"We are excited about the strong response we received from more than 30 applicants," Vander Kooi said.  "We are looking forward to choosing an executive director who will lead the Perpich Center and champion the cause of arts education in Minnesota."
 

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