Dear Friend of NJCH,
I am writing to let you know that New Jersey Council for the Humanities’ Executive Director Briann Greenfield will be stepping down in June. Please join me and the rest of the NJCH Board of Trustees in congratulating her on her new role as Executive Director of the prestigious Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in Hartford, Connecticut.
We are excited for Briann as she embarks on this new professional adventure, however the news is bittersweet. Over the past four years, Briann has worked tirelessly to further the mission of the Council and to strengthen the cultural infrastructure of our state through humanities programming and partnerships. The strategic planning process, the growth in staff, the significant advocacy work at the state and federal level – just some of the highlights of Briann’s work – were pivotal in the growth of NJCH. Briann may be departing, but because of her leadership and commitment, NJCH is well-positioned and strong.
The NJCH Executive Committee has convened to address transition planning. As details are confirmed about interim leadership and the search process, we will be sure share information with our humanities constituency.
On behalf of the entire NJCH Board of Trustees and staff, I thank Briann for the many contributions she has made to important humanities work in New Jersey and beyond. We appreciate and admire Briann’s work, and wish her all the best in her future endeavors.
Chair, New Jersey Council for the Humanities
Pictured above: Briann Greenfield (left) with former NJCH Executive Director Teddy Murphy at the 2017 National Humanities Conference