September 15, 2016
Kathryn Huss, deputy director and chief administrative officer of the University of Michigan Museum of Art, has been named interim director, effective Oct 1.
Her appointment was approved Thursday by the Board of Regents. Huss will serve in place of Joseph Rosa, who leaves the university to join the Frye Art Museum in Seattle.
In making her recommendation, Provost Martha Pollack said, "Kathryn has extensive leadership experience in museum administration at the U-M Museum of Art. I am confident that she will serve the museum and the university well as interim director."
Huss joined the staff at UMMA in 1997.
As deputy director and chief administrative officer, she has led the day-to-day administrative functions of the museum since 2006. This includes financial management, budgetary development and oversight, human resources, facilities and security operations, as well as detailed oversight of the building expansion and renovation.
"It is a privilege to serve UMMA and the university in this capacity. UMMA has a great future ahead, following Joe Rosa's leadership," Huss says.
She has served as a member of the museum's senior management team since 2010, working closely with Rosa in all areas of managing the museum.
Huss received her Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from Ohio University.