Gary Wood

Director, Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University

Gary Wood

Gary Wood

Director, Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University

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Gary Alan Wood has been named director of the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University. Wood comes to Fairfield with more than two decades of experience in arts management, education, programming and patron services. Most recently, Wood served as the president and chief executive officer of the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Each year the Pavilion hosts more than 300,000 patrons and nearly 300 annual performing arts events. As chief administrator of the institution, he was responsible for every facet, including the Husby Performing Arts Center, the Visual Arts Center, the Kirby Science Discovery Center, the CineDome Theatre, the Community Learning Center and an internal restaurant. Wood formerly served as president and CEO of the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA), leading the conservatory for arts education through a redesign of the entire curriculum and performing arts offerings after Hurricane Katrina. Under his leadership, NOCCA received the Public Leadership in the Arts Award from Americans for the Arts. Wood has also been a factor in achieving recognition for developing educational and performance opportunities for the Minnesota Orchestra and The Philadelphia Orchestra.

Wood is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a bachelor's degree in music education and a master's degree with an emphasis in woodwind performance and educational practices. As a graduate assistant in the Peabody Conservatory at the Johns Hopkins University, he also served as an assistant conductor and principal clarinetist in a wind ensemble.

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Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at Fairfield University

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Fairfield University is a private, co-educational undergraduate and master's level teaching-oriented university located in Fairfield, Connecticut, in the New England region of the United States. It was founded by the Society of Jesus in 1942, and today is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. The primary objectives of a Fairfield University education are to develop the creative intellectual potential of its students and to foster in them ethical and religious values and a sense of social responsibility.

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