(Trenton, NJ) – The New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH) announces that David Miller will be Interim Director for the organization while the Board of Directors searches for the next Executive Director. The former Executive Director, Briann Greenfield, Ph.D., stepped down from her position earlier in the month to take on the Executive Director role at Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in Hartford, Connecticut.
A resident of Hightstown, Miller has extensive experience working in the arts and cultural sector of the state. Early on in his career, he was an administrator with the Burlington County Cultural Heritage Commission before joining the New Jersey State Council on the Arts (NJSCA) as a Program Officer. In 2001, Miller was appointed to the post of Executive Director from which he led some of its most significant advances. In 2007, he was named Executive Vice President for the Foundation for the New Jersey Public Broadcasting, Inc. After that, Miller accepted the position of Executive Director & CEO at Grounds for Sculpture, Inc. Since 2013, he has worked as an independent consultant with arts, cultural, and social service organizations on numerous strategic planning and grant-related projects. Miller’s knowledge and skills, especially in regards to nonprofit operations, will guide the work of NJCH during this time of transition.
“I am thrilled and honored to be joining the Humanities Council as Interim Director to help sustain the robust programs the board, former Executive Director Briann Greenfield , and the dedicated staff have established,” said Miller. “My commitment is to a seamless transition to new leadership later this year and to an ever-brightening future in service to the public humanities and the remarkable contributions they make to a civil, just, and pluralistic society as well as to the well-being of the people and communities of this great state.”
The NJCH Board of Trustees announced the Executive Director search on May 18, 2018. Review of applications for a permanent Executive Director will begin on July 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.
A PDF of this press release is available here.
About the New Jersey Council for the Humanities
The New Jersey Council for the Humanities is a nonprofit state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. NJCH harnesses the power of the humanities to strengthen our pluralistic society. We envision a New Jersey that delights in diversity, appreciates that there are no easy answers, and finds joy and understanding in the humanities. We work statewide with cultural and community organizations to bring dynamic programming to the local level. More information is available at njhumanities.org.
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