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Cache Valley Center for the Arts Names New Director

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The Cache Valley Center of the Arts has named a new executive director.  Logan resident Wendi Hassan was selected following a national search and will begin as the new director on March 2.

Tina Murray is Chair of the CVCA's Board.  She served on the committee that selected Hassan.

"She has a long history of being involved in the arts in Cache Valley and the state of Utah," Murray said.  "Those local and statewide connections are going to be very great for the organization."

Hassan will leave her position as community outreach manager for the Utah Division of Arts and Museums in Salt Lake City.  She has worked as an outreach coordinator and director of communications for the CVCA. 

As executive director Hassan will continue to support the center for the arts programming focus, will oversee community arts education programs, and will manage the facilities which include the Ellen Eccles Theater, the Bullen Center, and the Thatcher/Young Mansion.

"These are aging facilities and we are always challenged to find adequate resources  to maintain these beautiful facilities and make sure they stay as wonderful, beautiful landmarks in our community," Murray said.

Hassan holds an MBA from Utah State University, and an MA in Arts Policy and Administration from Ohio State University.

"I am honored to rejoin the Cache Valley Center for the Arts and delighted to be able to return my attention fully to the Cache Valley arts scene," said Hassan.  "No community in the state is our equal in terms of performing spaces, the organizations that perform in them, and the audiences that attend our performances.  I look forward to being part of the next great chapter of CVCA's story."

Hassan's appointment as Executive Director of the CVCA follows the resignation of Jim Kreutzberg in October, 2014.  Former Executive Director Wally Bloss has been assisting with the transition.
Wendi and her husband, Dennis, live in Logan.

At 14-years-old, Kerry began working as a reporter for KVEL “The Hot One” in Vernal, Utah. Her radio news interests led her to Logan where she became news director for KBLQ while attending Utah State University. She graduated USU with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and spent the next few years working for Utah Public Radio. Leaving UPR in 1993 she spent the next 14 years as the full time mother of four boys before returning in 2007. Kerry and her husband Boyd reside in Nibley.