Lisa Vihos named Lakeland's Director of Alumni Relations
Alumni Association - posted on 9/27/2007
Lisa Vihos, a veteran of museum education with experience at some of the country's best museums, has been named Lakeland College's new Director of Alumni Relations.
She comes to Lakeland from the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, where she has worked for the past five years as the curator of education, guiding the creation, implementation and assessment of all the Arts Center's educational programs and resource materials.
Vihos has worked for 20 years in museums, including manager of educational resources at The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles for seven years, and associate museum educator at the L.A. County Museum of Art for over eight years.
As the head of Lakeland's alumni relations program, she will oversee all contact with the college's alumni, including the numerous events the department sponsors each year, and work closely with the Lakeland College Alumni Association Board of Directors.
Vihos said she was attracted to the job because of the appeal of working in a college environment and strides Lakeland is making in several areas.
"I admire Lakeland's diverse student body, the excellent quality of teaching and the school's dedication to non-traditional students," Vihos said. "Coming from the museum education world, I'm really interested in the notion of life-long learning. I think it will be really fun and rewarding to think about how to keep serving the needs of those people who once were students and now are out in the world continuing to learn through their careers and their life experience.
"A lot of what I have done over the years in the museum world is build relationships by reaching out to different audiences like teachers, families with children, teens, adults, and seniors. I look forward to transferring that experience over to this new setting."
Vihos earned a bachelor's degree in art history from Vassar College in 1981, a master's in art history from the University of Michigan in 1985 and a certificate of museum practice from Michigan in 1986.
Her writing has appeared in numerous museum education and other publications, she has served as a gallery teacher for many years, produced several educational videos, given lectures and presented at numerous conferences.
"With Lisa's exceptional experience in museum education, along with a broad background in the recruitment and training of volunteers, she is ideally suited to prepare Lakeland College for an exciting new chapter in its alumni relations program," said James Cape, vice president of advancement. "Lisa joins the college family at an exciting time as she will play a vital role in the planning and execution of our Sesquicentennial Celebration in 2012."
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