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Sixto Wagan

Director, Center for Art & Social Engagement

Sixto Wagan is the inaugural director for the Center for Art and Social Engagement (CASE) at the University of Houston. Prior to this role, he led the contemporary art center DiverseWorks, serving a multitude of capacities including Artistic Director, Co-Executive Director and Performing Arts Curator. During his tenure, he nurtured artists, communities and emerging arts organizations through commissions and place-based initiatives. 

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University of Houston Advisory Board

  • Andrew Davis, Founding Dean, Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts 
  • Paul Bonin-Rodriguez, Ph.D., Associate Professor in Performance as Public Practice, Chair - Minor in Arts Management and Administration, University of Texas, Austin
  • Ryan Dennis, Public Programs Director, Project Row Houses
  • Karen Farber, Executive Director of the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts
  • Fleurette S. Fernando Director of the MA Program in Arts Leadership
  • Patricia Graney, choreographer, community organizer, 2013 Doris Duke Artist
  • Catherine Horn, Associate Professor & Senior Research Associate - National Center for Student Success, College of Education
  • Autumn Knight. performance artist and educator, 2016 Studio Museum of Harlem Artist Residency recipient
  • Rex Koontz, Professor, School of Art
  • Rachel Afi Quinn, Assistant Professor Comparative Cultural Studies and Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies 
  • Karen Stokes, Professor, School of Theatre and Dance
  • Bryan Scrivner, Conoco
  • James Thurmond, Director, Master of Public Administration Program
  • Birgitt Van Wijk
  • Stephanie Todd Wong, Performing Arts and Culture Director, Asia Society Texas Center