Johnston resigns from the Schauer Arts Center

Freeman Staff

May 20, 2015

HARTFORD - The Schauer Arts Center announced the resignation of Executive Director Brenda Lee Johnston who has taken a position as assistant professor of arts administration at Butler University. Her last day at the Arts Center is July 28.

According to the announcement, throughout her nearly three year with the organization, ďJohnston has increased the Centerís presence throughout the region, working to better serve residents and businesses through the Schauer Centerís mission. She has worked to serve a greater cross-section of the regionís population, and to increase educational opportunities for all ages and visions.Ē

She will start her new position Aug. 17.  

ďThe Schauer Center is a unique and special place. I enjoy the work we do at the Schauer Center and will miss our staff, board, patrons, students, and donors greatly. While I hadnít planned to leave the Schauer Center so early in my tenure, this is simply an opportunity I canít pass up,Ē Johnston said.

A nation-wide search for a new director is underway with the goal of having a smooth and timely transition between Johnston and the new executive director. Interested applicants can review the posting at