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
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