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Judith Allen

Adjunct Lecturer

Address: Simons Center for the Arts, Room 315B
Phone: 843-953-6301

JUDITH ALLEN has extensive experience in arts, education and hospital administration and specializes in organizational assessment and growth planning, succession planning, interim management and executive job searches, financial assessment and management, as well as facility planning/ construction/restoration/renovation oversight, capital/endowment campaign planning and oversight.

In addition, Allen is a provider of Life and Career Planning Services, which include Career Path Planning, Career and Job Transition/Navigation process, Employment Resources, Job Searches, Resume and Cover Letter Strategy and Writing, Interview Preparation/Skills/Practice, Interview Assessment and Follow-up.

Allen served as President of the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center (Charlotte, NC) from 1990 until 2003. Under her leadership, the Center became a $22 million annual operation and gained a national reputation. She oversaw the design and construction of this 190,000 sq. ft. facility, which includes two theaters. She also oversaw the restoration of Spirit Square, a 90,000 sq. ft. historic church/theatre facility, which includes a chapel, 3 galleries, 2 theatres, 10 classrooms/ensemble/rehearsal rooms, and office space; developed and implemented a plan for adaptive reuse and took over the management and operation of the facility. She developed the Education Institute, which has become a national model for arts integrated curriculum for schools.

Prior to her tenure with the North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Judith served a five-year tenure as Managing Director of the Bushnell, a premier 2,800-seat performing arts center in Hartford, CT., where she oversaw the final phase of restoration of this historic 1929 facility, developed and implemented a renewal plan, which brought the Bushnell back to its national stature. Before joining the Bushnell, Allen served as Director of Programming for five years at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and as Director of the Fine Arts Center at the University of Rhode Island.

Previous to her tenure in the arts, Allen spent 15 years in hospital administration and served 3 years as Vice President of Human Resources at Rhode Island Hospital.

Courses Taught

ARTM 360: Senior Seminar: Career Planning

ARTM 400: Internship in Arts Management