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Williams Elected to ATHE Leadership


Lee University Associate Professor of Theatre Dr. Christine Williams was recently elected to positions of leadership with the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) and the Tennessee Theatre Association (TTA).

“I am excited to serve my peers and colleagues in these positions,” said Williams.

Within the ATHE, Williams was re-elected as the Research and Development Officer of the Theatre as a Liberal Art focus group. Her primary role is to investigate options for supporting focus group members’ research. She has served in this role for four years.

Christine Williams
Dr. Christine Williams

As the East Tennessee Area Representative for the TTA, Williams’ role is to promote activities and resources of the TTA to local theatre artists as well as bring these artists’ concerns to the TTA board. She will also serve as the Theatre for Youth Chair, which involves planning and implementing a theatre event for youth at the TTA annual conference as well as promoting theatre activities for youth in Tennessee.

“I am looking forward to helping connect the residents of Tennessee to theatre across the state and to promote and advocate for the wonderful theatre work that is performed in Tennessee,” said Williams. “I am also excited to move forward with some ideas that have been in process for the Theatre as a Liberal Art focus group for quite some time. It is always a pleasure to serve my art and field in this manner.”

Founded in 1986, the ATHE is a comprehensive non-profit professional membership organization that serves individual and organizational members. The Theatre as a Liberal Art focus group serves nearly 1000 college and university professors nationwide who believe in the intrinsic value of theatre as a liberal art.

The TTA was founded in 1968 with the aid of a grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission. The TTA’s purpose is the promotion of the highest standards of theatre throughout the State of Tennessee through communication.

For more information about the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, visit ATHE.

For more information about the Tennessee Theatre Association, visit TTA.

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