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Sherry Wagner-Henry

Expert on arts management education, arts and community development, nonprofit arts and cultural leadership and nonprofit board development.

Director, Bolz Center for Arts Administration; Director, Campus Arts and Business Initiatives Wisconsin School of Business Arts Institute Work: 608-263-4161 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Arts and creativity in business education
  • Creative placemaking: arts-based community development
  • Creative economy initiatives--how the arts and creative businesses spur local economies and economic development
  • Value of nonprofit board leadership skill-building in community-based and mission-based leadership roles
  • Nonprofit leadership and management through public/private partnerships involving the arts
  • Partnering with UW-Extension on the arts and artists in community vitality and placemaking to deliver on the Wisconsin Idea


  • Founding Director, Campus Arts and Business Initiatives, UW-Madison campus
  • Co-developer, Nonprofit Board Leadership Program, UW-Madison
  • Secretary of the Board, Arts Administration Educators Association (AAAE)
  • Developer, United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) National Board Mentorship program
  • Executive Committee member, Alliance for Arts in Research Universities (a2ru)