University of Oregon

Arts and Administration Program


2014 Grad Annie Salamunovich featured in Facility Manager Magazine

2014 AAD alumna Annie Salamunovich was featured in a piece entitled "Landing your Dream Job" in the most recent issue of Facility Manager Magazine. In the article she discusses the path that led her to venue mangement (including her time in AAD), a snapshot of her responsibilities on the job, and her advice for new graduates looking to get into the same field. Here's an exerpt:

Assistant Professor Eleonora Redaelli's Article Featured in Public Planning Journal

Assistant Professor of Arts Administration, Eleanora Redaelli, has published an article in the Journal of Planning Education and Research. The article, entitled "Framing Cultural Resource Policies in Comprehensive Plans: A Neo-Institutional Analysis," focuses on how Milwaukie and Madison, Wisconsin framed policies for arts and culture in their urban development policies. The abstract for the article reads:

Legacy gift honors faculty mentor

Laura H. Sampson, DEd ’80, sees her estate gift to the Arts and Administration Program (AAD) as an opportunity to help students and to honor Effie Lu Fairchild, her faculty mentor.

Laura and Kent Sampson

Abia-Smith named museum art educator of year

Lisa Abia-Smith, director of education at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art and an instructor in the Arts and Administration Program, has been named Oregon Museum Education Art Educator of the Year by the Oregon Art Education Association (OAEA). 

Lisa Abia-Smith

Arts and Administration Program marks 20th anniversary

The Arts and Administration Program welcomed its first cohort of students 20 years ago, in fall term 1994. The new program consisted of three components: an arts management master’s degree, a community arts undergraduate minor, and support courses designed to serve majors and students throughout the university. It replaced the Department of Art Education, which closed in August 1993 by university action due to the Measure 5 tax limitation initiative. Linda Ettinger served as first director.

AAD 20th