In August, Miranda Traudt became the new director of Artswego, a collaboration of students, faculty and administration, whose goal is to support the presentation of cultural programs for the campus and community. She took on the role after former director John Shaffer retired.
Traudt holds a BFA degree in art history from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y., and two MA degrees in museum studies and art history from Syracuse University in Syracuse, N.Y. Her professional background includes management positions in museums and galleries, with a specialty in contemporary art. She has served as program director at the Schweinfurth Art Center, a multi-arts facility located in Auburn, N.Y., as well as managing director of Point of Contact, a contemporary art gallery at Syracuse University.