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A new semester and new faces at UNCSA

It’s a brand new school year, and according to the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, the fall 2017 semester has brought with it an estimated 261 high-school students, 871 undergraduates, and 141 graduate students.

Among those new faces are Wiley Hausam, who has been appointed the school’s new managing director of performance facilities and Frank Brinkley, the school’s new police chief.

Hausam’s duties will include leading the newly instituted performance facilities department, which combines leadership of the UNCSA Stevens Center in downtown Winston-Salem, and the on-campus performance facilities. He will oversee all 11 of UNCSA’s performance facilities, which entail coordinating of event calendaring, cultivating community relationships, managing preexisting relationships with external partners, and facility planning and implementation.

“I’m looking forward to joining UNCSA and coming to Winston-Salem, which has such a rich history of arts and culture,” Hausam said in an official statement. “I have a passionate belief in conservatory training for young artists, and UNCSA is one of the best in our country. I believe I’m a good fit because of the breadth of my experience in the performing arts and my work in higher education. Working with talented young performing artists and bringing communities together with high-quality theater, dance, and music are what I love to do.”

Hausam boasts considerable experience as an independent producer, artist manager and arts consultant. He is president of Hausam Arts LLC, and previously held the positions of senior artistic advisor and artistic and executive director at The Broad Stage at Santa Monica College, executive director of Stanford Live and Bing Concert Hall at Stanford University, executive director of The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College (State University of New York), and executive director of the Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at New York University.

“Wiley’s experience launching world-class performance facilities at New York University and Stanford University will help us transform our aging, outdated theaters,” UNCSA Chancellor Lindsay Bierman said in his official statement. “His top priority will be the renovation of our largest on-campus venue, Performance Place, and the revitalization of the Stevens Center. This critical new position will streamline our operations, drive the execution of major campus and community projects, help us compete with peer institutions, and improve student learning outcomes.”

“Wiley Hausam has managed live performance facilities in higher education since 2002,” added David English, UNCSA provost. “He also has significant experience as an arts presenter and producer. He’s perfectly suited for his new role.”

Regarding his appointment as UNCSA’s chief of police, Brinkley said throughout his career at North Carolina State University Police Department he has done work that has touched every area of the department.

“I learned early on the value of partnerships. I’ve worked closely with university housing, the Office of Student Conduct, the counseling center, the risk assessment case manager, office of general counsel, employee relations, and the Division of Academic and Student Affairs to close cases, resolve problems, and respond to emergencies,” he said. “I believe that in working together we can find the best comprehensive solutions to problems facing our campuses, and I look forward to building new partnerships at the School of the Arts.”

Brinkley, who assumes his duties Sept. 18, succeeds Thomas C. Younce, who’d been the interim police chief since February. Over 40 candidates applied for the position and three finalists were interviewed on campus. The UNCSA police chief leads the UNCSA Department of Police and Public Safety, reporting to Carin Ioannou, UNCSA’s vice chancellor for business affairs.

“Frank Brinkley’s leadership and strategic management experience makes him the perfect choice for our next chief of police,” Ioannou said. “His career emphasis on community policing, criminal investigation and analysis, and threat assessment – combined with his progressively responsible experience at one of the University of North Carolina system’s largest universities – will serve him well in his new position.”

With more than 15 years experience in campus law enforcement, combined with over 4,600 hours of law-enforcement training and education, Brinkley has been a police major in the NCSU police department since 2013, and its acting chief from January to March 2017. He served as police lieutenant (2012-2013), police sergeant (2006-2011), as a patrol officer/detective (2003-2005), and as the university’s interim risk assessment case manager in 2013.

The official UNCSA website is www.uncsa.edu.

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