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Date: March 2, 2012
Contact: Ms. Dorit Yaron
Title: Deputy Director
Phone: 301.405.6835


Dear Friends,

As some of you already know, after serving as the David C. Driskell Center’s Executive Director for almost eight years, I have made the difficult decision to retire. I am pleased that the Center has reached a high level of national and international recognition as a leader in the field of African American visual arts while continuing to honor the life and career of its founder, Distinguished Professor of Art, David C. Driskell.

The Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities, Dr. Bonnie Thornton Dill, formed a Search Committee to select my successor. Attached is the Dean’s announcement with a link to the job description and application. The Center has reached an important moment in its history while celebrating its 10th anniversary; I have no doubts that the selected successor will shape the Center’s future and bring it to new heights.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank each one of you for your on-going support of the Center. I enjoyed working with you and hope to keep seeing you and your friends at the Center’s future events.

Best regards,


Dr. Robert E. Steele

For more information on the David C. Driskell Center, please call 301-314-2615, email driskellcenter@umd.edu, or visit www.driskellcenter.umd.edu.