Dr. Stephen L. Whittington has tendered his resignation as Director of the Museum of Anthropology, effective February 28. He will become Executive Director of the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum in Leadville, Colorado, in March.
The Museum’s staff and students have accomplished many things under Whittington’s leadership over the past 12 years including the following highlights:
Regarding his departure, Whittington said, “I want to thank the members of the MOA Advisory Board and MOA Friends for their encouragement and support and Wake Forest University for providing the collections with a safe and secure off-site curation facility. I particularly want to acknowledge my hard-working and dedicated staff through the years, Beverlye Hancock, Myrna Mackin, Kim Robertson, Anne Gilmore, Sara Cromwell, Kyle Bryner, and Tina Smith, as well as numerous student employees and interns, without whom none of these accomplishments would have been possible.”
Following Whittington’s departure, an interim leadership team will take over his duties. Sara Cromwell will serve as interim assistant director with responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the Museum, and Dr. Steven Folmar, assistant professor in the anthropology department, will serve as interim academic director.