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academic administrator

Richard Wayne Durst, American academic administrator. With United States Navy, 1965-1969, Vietnam. Member International Organization Theatre Designers, Architects and Technicians (president 1997-2000), United States Institute for Theatre Technology (president 1994-1996, executive committee, board directors 1985-2000), International Council Fine Arts Deans (executive director 2000-2006).

Background

Durst, Richard Wayne was born on August 31, 1945 in Scotts Bluff, Nebraska, United States. Son of Wayne E. Durst and Pearle (Jenson) Hubka.

Education

Bachelor, Missouri Western State College, 1971. Master of Fine Arts, University Oklahoma, 1973.

Career

Designer Jim Halsey television Productions, Los Angeles, 1971, Black Hills Playhouse, Custer, South Dakota, 1976-1978. Designer, managing director Minnesota Repertory Theatre, Duluth, 1983-1989. Head department theatre University Minnesota, 1977-1989, dean School Fine arts, 1989—1996.

Dean College Fine and Performing Arts University Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, 1996—2000, special assistant to chancellor, 1997—2000. Dean, executive director College arts and Architecture Pennsylvania State University, 2000—2006. President Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio, since 2006.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Designer numerous live theatre productions, since 1972.

Membership

With United States Navy, 1965-1969, Vietnam. Member International Organisation Theatre Designers, Archs. and Technicians (pres.1997-), United States Institute for Theatre Technology (president 1994-1996, Executive Committee, board of directors since 1985), International Council Fine Arts Deans, Association Theatre in Higher Education.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: raising Arabian horses, golf.

Connections

Married Karen Lee Grubb, June 28, 1974. Children: Amanda, Derek.

father:
Wayne E. Durst Hubka

mother:
Pearle (Jenson) Hubka

spouse:
Karen Lee Grubb

children:
Amanda Durst

Derek Durst