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New Avenir director to speak Thursday at UCA

February 14, 2014

Doreen Beard, the new director of operations and engagement for the Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising, will make her first official public appearance Feb. 20, as part of the Thursday Lecture Series sponsored by the museum.

Doreen BeardThe lecture, set for Room 136 at the University Center for the Arts, begins at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Beard joined the Avenir Museum in January from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Wash., where she served as assistant to the dean for the School of Arts and Communication. Beard has significant university administrative experience, as well as museum experience.

Experienced museum expert

As assistant to the dean, Beard helped form the first Collections Management Policy for Pacific Lutheran's permanent art collection. She also worked with the office of development on fundraising and grant writing for the school.

Previously, she served as the curator for the Fort Nisqually Living History Museum in Tacoma, Wash., responsible for the 5,000-plus artifacts in the permanent collection. Beard is a CSU graduate with majors in history and German, and she earned her MBA from Pacific Lutheran.