Performing arts director honored for service

For Immediate Release:  June 17, 2015

BLOOMSBURG — Randall Presswood, executive director of performing arts and programming at Bloomsburg University, received the annual service award for outstanding contributions to the industry during the Pennsylvania Presenters’ spring arts conference.

Presswood, who has worked at BU for 22 years, received the award in recognition of his volunteer contributions to the Pennsylvania Presenters and to the field as a whole. He also was elected to the organization’s board of directors for the third time. 

The annual service award, established in 2009, is given to an individual who exceeds the expectations of his or her employer and the Pennsylvania Presenters organization and includes a piece of art created by a Pennsylvania artist. In recognition of Presswood’s trademark red sneakers, his award is a crimson glass sneaker by Dennis Gardner from the ArtsQuest Glass Studio in Bethlehem.

Established in 1987, Pennsylvania Presenters is dedicated to presenting live performing acts throughout the commonwealth and neighboring states. Members collaborate on programming, block booking and grant opportunities and enjoy a strong relationship with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and other granting and funding agencies and arts associations.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.