New Leadership at CSI Center for the Arts

The College of Staten Island (CSI) has appointed Jeanette Vuocolo director of the college’s Center for the Arts.

Ms. Vuocolo is a noted presenter and producer in the New York art world who has worked for such leading arts organizations as the Whitney Museum of American Arts, the Kitchen, and the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Her Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) with specialization in Arts Management from the University of Binghamton/SUNY complements a background in the visual and musical arts. Over the years, she has developed cultural programs that support artists and build community in a variety of settings from urban to rural.

Ms. Vuocolo has served as a panelist for the New York Dance and Theater “Bessie” Committee, a consultant to the New York State Council on the Arts Presenting Program, an independent organizer for new artist works, and has participated in projects in China, Korea, Spain, and former Yugoslavia.

“Jeanette’s expertise ranges from solid, multi-arts programming to specific projects in such newer areas as the digital technologies,” commented Dr. Carol Jackson, vice president for student affairs at CSI. “In addition, she brings a deep interest in developing more meaningful cultural experiences for the campus in partnership with the Staten Island and metropolitan New York cultural community.

For the past year, she has served as the interim artistic associate director at CSI’s Center for the Arts. For her first season at the Center for the Arts, Ms. Vuocolo is focused on “island culture near and far” — featuring artists from Staten Island; Sea Island, Georgia; Sri Lanka; and much more.

“Ms. Vuocolo has exciting plans for the Center for the Arts that will benefit our students through Master Classes, and further expanding the academic and cultural impact of our presentations by uniting the artists with the community,” commented CSI President Marlene Springer. “She will be a great asset to our community, and we will all benefit from her passion and talent.”

The Center for the Arts is located on the CSI campus in Willowbrook at 2800 Victory Boulevard, convenient to mass transportation and immediately off the Victory Boulevard exit of the Staten Island Expressway. For more information regarding the performances, please visit www.CFAshows.com or call 718-982-ARTS.

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