Arts Administration Faculty

Rachel Parker Rachel Parker
Director of Arts Administration
Phone: (435) 586-7873 ▪ Office: BMH 201
Advisement: Graduate Students A-K, and all Undergraduate Minors

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, including The Utah Shakespeare Festival and Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery in Cedar City, The Utah Symphony & Opera and Sundance Film Festival & Institute in Salt Lake City, Inter-Borough Repertory Theatre Ensemble in New York City, The Nevada Arts Council in Carson City, and the Tony Award-winning National Theatre of the Deaf in Connecticut. When not teaching at SUU, Rachel works as a consultant for non-profit arts organizations, is on various regional and national committees and boards, and has served as both the Arts Leadership Chair and the Vice Chair of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region VIII. 

Joshua Stavros Joshua Stavros
Associate Director of Arts Administration
Phone: (435) 865-8658 ▪ Office: BMH 202
Advisement: Graduate Students L-Z
Website ▪ Resume

Joshua Stavros has over 16 years of professional arts management experience, including serving as Media and Public Relations Manager and Associate Education Director at the Tony-Award winning Utah Shakespeare Festival. He has a BS in Theatre and an MFA in Arts Administration from Southern Utah University. In addition to his arts management work, he has acted and directed in a number of colligate and professional productions, including three Greenshows, and taught in the Cedar City area high schools. He has served as the spokesperson for the Utah Advisory Council of Theatre Teachers, and has been a member at large of the Utah Thespians Association. He currently serves on the boards of the Utah Cultural Alliance and Utah Cultural Advocacy Alliance.

Bill Byrnes William J. Byrnes
Professor Emeritus of Arts Administration
Phone: (435) 531-9212

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 5 th edition.


danielbishoff.jpg Daniel Bishoff
Assistant to the President for Strategic Innovation, Southern Utah University
Phone:  (435) 865-8610 ▪ Office: OM 300

Daniel enrolled at SUU in 2006 where he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, a Master's Degree in Accountancy and Master's Degree in Business Administration. He has worked as an Excel Consultant, Advancement Systems Director, Enrollment Consultant, Budget Analyst and an Accountant in: Payroll, Accounts Payable, Investments and Management. He is certified in Lean Process Improvement and SQL and is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in Utah. Daniel currently serves as a Board Member for Southern Utah Sports Academy, a local not-for-profit dedicated to enhancing youth sports in Southern Utah.

Nikki Koontz Nikki Koontz
Executive Director of Marketing Communication, Southern Utah University
Phone: (435) 586-5487 ▪ Office: BB 304F

Nikki Koontz is the Executive Director of Marketing Communication for Southern Utah University. In this role she coordinates SUU's press coverage, content marketing, video creation and directs social media efforts across multiple platforms. Previous to her employment at SUU, she was the Media and PR Manager for the Utah Shakespeare Festival for more than four years. She became an adjunct professor for the Arts Administration program in 2014 and teaches courses on marketing and event planning. She was a Hilberry Theatre Fellowship recipient and earned her MFA in Theatre Management at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. She holds a BA in Theatre from California State University, Fullerton.

Donna Law Donna Law
Executive Director of Development and Government Relations, Southern Utah University
Phone:  (435) 865-8182 ▪ Office: OM 102

Donna Law has been actively engaged in arts and nonprofit administration for more than 23 years, leading marketing, development, and management teams for three different Shakespeare Festivals in Utah, Idaho, and Florida. As Executive Director of Development and Government Relations for Southern Utah University, she serves as primary liaison with the Utah State Legislature. Law was appointed by Governor Gary Herbert to the Utah Transportation Commission in 2016, and serves on the board of SUU's Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service. She was previously vice-president of the Shakespeare Theatre Association. She earned her BS in Business Management from Western Governors University and her MA in Arts Administration from SUU.

Dallin Mills Dallin Mills
Adjunct Professor of Arts Administration  
Phone:(801) 719-9406

Dallin has over eight years of experience at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, where he worked in nearly every area of the organization, including house management, company management, production management, fundraising, and special projects. He received his BA in Theatre Arts from Southern Utah University and Master of Arts Management from Carnegie Mellon University.  His primary areas of expertise are data-gathering and analysis; results-oriented programming and evaluation; long-range planning; data-informed decision-making; fundraising; and audience engagement. Dallin began teaching in Arts Administration in 2017.

Zachary Murray Zachary Murray
Senior Budget Analyst, Southern Utah University
Phone: (435) 865-8512 ▪ Office: OM 216
Website ▪ Resume

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, as the Director of Business Operations for Student Services at Southern Utah University and as the General Manager for the Utah Shakespeare Festival prior to working in his current position in the office of budget and planning. Zachary served as the General Manager of the Utah Shakespeare Festival for over three years, overseeing the financial and business operations of the Festival. During his time at the Festival Zachary also served as the Interim Executive Director for six months while the Festival replaced their long-time Executive Director after his retirement in March of 2017.

Kami Terry Paul Kami Terry Paul
General Manager, Utah Shakespeare Festival
Phone: (435) 586-1970 ▪ Office: USF 237

Kami Terry Paul has worked in arts marketing for sixteen years at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, where she oversees the Festival’s brand, marketing strategies and implementation, and all communications from the Festival. Starting as the marketing manager in 2001, she worked as marketing director from 2007-2015, marketing and communications director from 2015-2017, and will be the Festival’s general manager starting in November 2017. Kami earned a Bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing from Weber State University and a MBA from Southern Utah University. Kami began teaching as an adjunct professor in the Arts Administration Program in 2017.