William J. Byrnes is a professor of Arts Administration at Southern Utah University in Cedar City, UT. He regularly teaches graduate seminars and online in the areas of board relations and planning, fundraising, cultural economics, financial management, leadership, and organizational development.
He has extensive experience in higher education management and administration and has served in various leadership capacities at SUU, Florida State University, and Oberlin College. He has managed and produced numerous events and productions in the performing arts over the last 40 years. He has been a lighting designer and production manager with over 80 production credits. He has served on several boards including the Utah Shakespeare Festival and the ETSA Foundation (now known as the PLASA Foundation). He has lectured on arts management in America and in China, Japan, Singapore, Germany, Serbia, and Italy.
He has been a long-standing member of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) Management Commission and has served in various leadership capacities in USITT since 1980, including serving as president in 2000-02. In 2011 he received the distinguished achievement award in management from USITT. He is also a Fellow in USITT and received its Founders Award in 1996.
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