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Bill Byrnes is a Professor Emeritus of Arts Administration at Southern Utah University (SUU) in Cedar City, Utah. He regularly taught graduate seminars and online classes in board relations and planning, fundraising, cultural economics, financial management, leadership, and organizational development. The fifth edition of his book, Management and the Arts, has been translated into several languages including Chinese and Korean. He has lectured on a wide range of arts and theater management topics in America, China, Japan, Singapore, Germany, Serbia, and Italy. 

Bill continues to do guest lectures and is working on a new arts management book which will be published in 2019 by Routledge press. The sixth edition of his book Management and the Arts is scheduled for publication in the spring of 2020.  

Bill has worked with numerous arts and culture organizations creating strategic plans and developing marketing, membership, and fundraising campaigns. He has managed and produced over 150 events and productions in the arts over the last 40 years. He has also served on several boards of directors, including the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Southern Shakespeare Festival, US Institute for Theatre Technology, and the ETSA Foundation.

He has extensive experience in higher education management and administration and has served in various leadership capacities at Southern Utah University, Florida State University, and Oberlin College. He was Dean of the College of Performing and Visual Arts from 2004 to 2009 and was Associate Provost at SUU from 2009 to 2014. 

He has been a member of National Theatre Conference since the fall of 2001 and is a long-standing member of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) Management Commission. He was president of USITT from 2000-02 and received the Distinguished Achievement Award in Management in 2011. He is a Fellow of the Institute and received its Founders Award in 1996. 

BA – University of New Mexico: English major with minors in Philosophy and Psychology 

MFA – University of California at Los Angeles: Lighting Design & Technical Production

Bill Byrnes,
Jul 30, 2018, 8:23 AM