Brenau Appoints Nichole Rawlings as Gallery Director

Nichole Rawlings is the new Gallery Director at Brenau.
Nichole Rawlings is the new gallery director at Brenau.

Brenau has appointed Nichole Rawlings as director of Brenau University Galleries and custodian of the university’s prestigious permanent art collection.

“Nichole’s academic background in art history, knowledge of Brenau’s art collection, and ability to manage multiple projects and competing demands with grace and aplomb make her the right choice as the new Gallery Director,” said Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Nancy Krippel. “Brenau is fortunate to have Nichole already on staff, so she can step into the position with an understanding of our systems and requirements.”

She has worked in the College of Fine Arts & Humanities as assistant to the dean and performing arts office manager since 2012. She will begin as gallery director July 1.

“I am incredibly excited for the opportunity to serve as Brenau University’s gallery director,” Rawlings said. “In my two years at Brenau I have witnessed the immense potential of the permanent art collection to impact students, faculty, staff and the community at large.”

Allison Murphy will continue as gallery manager.

“Nichole and Allison will make a great team as they develop plans for more academic programming and outreach,” said Andrea Birch, dean of the College of Fine Arts & Humanities. “The galleries are in good hands.”

No word yet on who will replace Rawlings in Birch’s office.

Check the brenau.edu news page later this week for the public announcement.