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“David is a bril­liant leader,” El­son said. “Ervin Dug­gan was a vi­sion­ary.

David has op­er­a­tional­ized Ervin’s vi­sion for the Four Arts as a small lib­eral arts col­lege with the com­mu­nity as its stu­dent body.”

At­ten­dance has bal­looned from 124,669 in 2014-15 to 170,000 last sea­son.

“It’s a new era and plans need to be de­vel­oped,” Bren­e­man said. “I’m not go­ing to be the one to take it to the next stage.”

The past year has seen the de­par­ture of sev­eral vet­eran staffers.

Ex­ec­u­tive Vice Pres­i­dent and cu­ra­tor Nancy Mato and Di­rec­tor of Ed­u­ca­tion Molly Char­land re­tired.

Com­mu­ni­ca­tions di­rec­tor Katie Ed­wards moved on to a new post with the Max Planck Flor­ida In­sti­tute for Neu­ro­science in Jupiter.

Mato’s job was di­vided be­tween Phillip Bergmann, head of mu­sic and film pro­gram­ming, and Re­becca Dun­ham, who joined the Four Arts as head of fine arts and cu­ra­tor in July. Sofia Maduro suc­ceeded Char­land in Septem­ber.

Amanda Jor­gensen has taken over com­mu­ni­ca­tions.

She re­ports to Brid­get Baratta, who started work in Septem­ber in the newly cre­ated po­si­tion of di­rec­tor of de­vel­op­ment. The $12 mil­lion ren­o­va­tion of the Gio­conda and Joseph King Li­brary, which serves as the town’s li­brary, is ex­pected to be com­pleted on time and on bud­get in No­vem­ber.


David Bren­e­man and his wife, Donna Plas­ket, want to spend more time at their home out­side Char­lottesville, Vir­ginia.



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