The Community Arts Center (CAC) Board of Directors has selected Chuck Still to become executive director of the Community Arts Center, a subsidiary of Pennsylvania College of Technology.
The CAC has served 1.5 million guests for more than 1,000 productions since opening in 1993.
“The Community Arts Center is pleased to welcome Chuck to the staff,” said CAC Board of Directors Co-Chairman William J. Martin, “and we are excited and enthusiastic about the leadership experience he brings to the executive director position.”
Still, who holds a Master of Fine Arts from North Carolina School of the Arts, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and a Bachelor of Arts from Davidson College, in Davidson, North Carolina, comes to the Community Arts Center from the Midtown Arts & Theater Center. He oversaw the start-up of the facility from 2015-19 in Houston, Texas.
Still was founding executive director from 2008-14 of the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (“The Kate”) in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, and was responsible for the launch of the facility. His accomplishments there included completing a $1.7 million capital campaign for extensive renovation of a circa-1911 performing arts space.
Prior to that, Still served as executive director of Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach, Florida, and in the 1990s worked as managing director at Merrimac Repertory Theatre, Lowell, Massachusetts, as well as the Berkshire Theatre Festival, Stockbridge, Massachusetts. He has also worked in theater in various managerial capacities in New York City, Virginia, Minnesota, Alabama and North Carolina.
“The CAC board feels strongly that Chuck’s broad and deep expertise in the industry, his creative approach to development, and his open and engaging leadership style, are all precisely what our organization needs right now,” added Patrick Marty, co-chairman of the center’s board of directors. “I know that the CAC staff is eager to work with and learn from Chuck, and I trust that community leaders will assist us in offering Chuck a warm welcome to the region.”