Yale Art Gallery director Jock Reynolds to step down next year

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Jock Reynolds will step down from his role as Henry J. Heinz II Director of the Yale University Art Gallery when his current term ends on June 30, 2018, President Peter Salovey announced on Feb. 2.

“The two decades of Jock’s tenure in the directorship have been a remarkable period of flourishing, growth, and transformation for the gallery. We are indebted to him for all that he has done to augment Yale’s standing as a preeminent institution of the arts, and I am deeply grateful for his longstanding leadership and partnership,” Salovey said.

To ensure ample time for a smooth transition, Yale has engaged the assistance of the firm Korn Ferry to support the search, with guidance from a committee comprising the following members of the Yale community:

      Mary Miller, Sterling Professor of History of Art; senior director, Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage (committee chair)

      Emily Bakemeier, deputy provost; dean of faculty affairs, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

      Tim Barringer, the Paul Mellon Professor in the History of Art; chair, History of Art

      Deborah Berke, dean of the Yale School of Architecture

      Susan Gibbons, university librarian; deputy provost for collections and scholarly communication

      Daniel Harrison, the Allen Forte Professor of Music Theory

      Roger Horchow, Yale College Class of 1950; member, Yale University Art Gallery Advisory Board

      Ian McClure, the Susan Morse Hilles Chief Conservator, Yale University Art Gallery

      John Walsh, Yale College Class of 1961; member, Yale University Art Gallery Advisory Board; Director Emeritus, J. Paul Getty Museum

Pilar Montalvo, director of administrative affairs in the president’s office, will serve as a resource to the committee as it carries out its work.

“I will ask the committee to solicit broad input from the Yale community, and I encourage you to share your advice and views with them. … I know the committee will value your feedback both formal and informal,” said Salovey

“Before his term concludes next year, we will have formal occasions to celebrate Jock Reynolds’s many achievements on behalf of, and exceptional tenure at, Yale,” added the president. “For now, I know you will join me in offering him our heartfelt appreciation and best wishes for continued success both at Yale and beyond.”

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