South Shore Conservatory (Duxbury, MA) announced that its president of 15 years, Kathy Czerny, will retire next year, in August 2020. She has spent 32 years in arts education.
In a statement, Board of Trustees Chairman Derek Spence said “Kathy has been a remarkable visionary leader who has led the expansion of SSC’s overall mission, broadening access to the arts across the South Shore through our award-winning ImagineARTS programming, as well as the creation of a robust Creative Arts Therapy department,” said Spence. “As we reach the milestone of our 50th Anniversary in the year ahead, we cannot help but acknowledge the indelible mark that Kathy has left on SSC and the South Shore arts community.”
Under Czerny’s leadership, enrollment at SSC’s two campuses in Hingham and Duxbury has nearly doubled. Additionally, SSC has developed new programs and partnerships that have expanded its geographic footprint and created greater access to music and the arts for people of all ages, socioeconomic backgrounds and abilities.
SSC’s Board of Trustees has formed a search committee to conduct a national search for Czerny’s replacement.
Published: September 01, 2019