Jim O'Connell is leaving the Performing Arts Foundation in Wausau after 22 years as executive director. The PAF coordinates performances at The Grand theater and oversees the facilities.
Jim O'Connell, who has led Wausau's Performing Arts Foundation for more than two decades and helped to oversee a major expansion of The Grand theater, will leave the job this summer to teach at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
O'Connell, 64, made the announcement Monday during a meeting with the Daily Herald Media Editorial Board. His last day as executive director of the PAF will be July 31.
O'Connell said he has accepted a job as an assistant professor of communication at UWSP, where he will teach arts management starting in the fall. He said it will give the PAF a chance to find a new ...