"The product of a liberal arts education himself, Mike has a keen understanding of the potential for the Vail Series to enhance our students' liberal arts education. He has made it a high priority to increase residencies and other opportunities for student interaction with Vail artists," said Weinberg. "I look forward to the continued success of the Vail Series and the role it will play in our students' educational experiences under Mike's leadership."
Morris is a seasoned arts management professional, with 13 years of experience, including more than eight as the executive director of the
He was nominated on two occasions for the Governor's Award for the Arts in the
"Denison is a special place," said Morris. "Our visiting artists always comment on how engaged the students and faculty are, how warmly they are welcomed, and how beautiful the setting is. They develop relationships here." Morris added, "And for the students to be able to spend time with these artists outside the concert setting, to deepen learning and expand their thinking, really is special. I feel fortunate to be a part of that process."
As interim director of the Vail Series, Morris led and worked with a new
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