Arts Administration

Faculty & Staff

Rachel Bishop Rachel Parker Bishop
Program Director / Assistant Professor
E-mail: bishopr@suu.edu
Phone: (435) 586-7873
Office: Burch Mann House
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Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Rachel has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre & Media Arts (with an emphasis in Stage Management) from Brigham Young University, and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Arts Administration from Southern Utah University. Rachel has worked in various types of arts organizations across the country, and has taught at Southern Utah University for seven years.


Bill Byrnes William J. Byrnes
Professor of Arts Administration
E-mail: byrnes@suu.edu
Phone: (435) 531-9212
Office: Burch Mann House
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Bill Byrnes came to SUU in 2004 as Dean of the College of Performing and Visual Arts. He has extensive experience in higher education management, planning, and administration and was the Associate Provost at SUU for 5 years. He has been teaching in the field of arts administration and theatre management for over 25 years. He has managed and produced over 150 events and productions in the performing arts over the last 40-plus years. His textbook, Management and the Arts, is in its 5th edition.


Nikki KoontzNikki Koontz
Assistant Director of Marketing, Southern Utah University
E-mail: nikkikoontz@suu.edu
Phone: (435) 586-5487
Office: Marketing Communication


Zachary Murray Zachary Murray
General Manager, Utah Shakespeare Festival
E-mail: murray@bard.org
Phone: (435) 586-1973
Office: USF
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Born in Montana and raised in southern Utah, Zachary Murray has experience working in business and accounting in a number of industries. Zachary has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, a Master’s Degree in Accountancy and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. Zachary has worked as the Controller for a construction company in Las Vegas, as the Auxiliary Accountant for the Controller’s Office of Southern Utah University and as the Director of Business Operations for Student Services prior to working in his current position. Since May of 2014, Zachary has served as the General Manager of the Utah Shakespeare Festival, overseeing the financial and business operations of the Festival.


Joshua Stavros Joshua Stavros
Media and Public Relations Manager, Utah Shakespeare Festival
E-mail: stavros@bard.org
Phone: (435) 586-1969
Office: USF
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Reece Summers Reece Summers
Director, Southern Utah Museum of Art
E-mail: summersr@suu.edu
Phone: (435) 586-5433
Office: BC 101
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Reece Summers joined the College of Performing and Visual Arts as director and curator of the Braithwaite Gallery in January 2008, and is now the director of the Southern Utah Museum of Art. He has over 30 years of professional curatorial experience managing university museum collections in collaborative development of regionally oriented art and cultural centers. He has worked at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Great Plains Museum, the Utah State University West Heritage Center, and University Museum of the Rockies at Montana State. Reece has an MA in History and Museum Studies from Utah State University.