Welcome from the 2016-2017 Executive Board of the Performing Arts Council! Thanks to former PAC President John Connolly and his amazing team, we are set up for what is going to be yet another incredible year.
In August, as we worked through our first meeting, we talked over numerous ideas about goals and core values that PAC holds close to its heart. After thorough contemplation, we narrowed down the mission of PAC into two words that work hand in hand with each other.
It is with great pleasure that we introduce to you the 2016-2017 theme for the Performing Arts Council: emPower And Create.
One of the most inspiring individuals of all time, Mr. Walt Disney, said, “You can design and create, and build the most wonderful thing or place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.”
We as artists have a unique ability because the performing arts are able unify and strengthen people in ways that nothing else can.
From one artist to another, I urge you to never stop creating. Never stop reaching for what is considered unattainable. Never stop fighting until you achieve your desired place. Never stop going towards what fulfills your heart.
As we begin this school year armed with a team of more than 25 members and 83 organizations, I am beyond excited to see how the performing arts serve as a catalyst to this university and beyond.