Janet Magruder has worked at UMBC since 1992, serving in many areas before joining the Center for Art, Design, and Visual Culture (formerly the Fine Arts Gallery) in 1999. She served as a Senator for the Classified Senate from 1995-2002, Chair for the Review Committee from 1995-1997, and a member of the Executive Committee of the Council University State System between 1998-2001. Her final day at UMBC will be September 29, 2023.
Janet has played many important roles for CADVC. She not only administered our business and financial matters, but mentored staff and student workers and advised artists, colleagues, vendors, and partners on CADVC's highly specialized business and administrative matters. She is patient, helpful, and kind. Student workers under her supervision would stop by the gallery to greet Janet or tell her that "working at CADVC doesn't feel like work." Janet's generous administrative care sustained our physical space, working conditions, and the experiences of staff, artists and audiences alike.
So many people at CADVC and in the wider University know and love Janet, and we will all miss her. Please join me in wishing her well in her next steps as she moves on from her storied career at UMBC.