As its founding officers prepared to graduate last semester, MSGA elected its new officers for the year 2015. Our president is Lydia Marouf. Lydia spent her winter break in her hometown of Ramallah, Palestine visiting with family and researching museums there. Vice President is Oregonian Hilary Dawn who returned from winter break early to help project manage and install the Reformations exhibition in Thacher Gallery. Secretary Rheilly Llanos is an educator and former public school teacher and volleyball coach who hails from the U.S. Virgin Islands. And our treasurer is Victor Crosetti who is currently an intern at the Contemporary Jewish Museum and recipient of a Getty Fellowship to attend and speak at the California Association of Museums conference next month. Hat’s off to Professor Kate Lusheck for generously agreeing to be the faculty sponsor for 2015.
We thank our founding officers — Alexa Beaman, Jenny Fry, Leah Belcher and James Peth and events coordinator Briana Commins — for their vision and especially their hard work producing two spectacular public events last year: Museums and the Fight for Social Justice, featuring former Wing Luke Asian Museum director Ron Chew, and Building a New Museum on the Washington DC Mall featuring founding director Lonnie G. Bunch.
Stay tuned for more great things from our 2015 leadership team! For more information on the museum studies graduate program at USF, click here.