FAC_Sam_GappmeyerSam Gappmayer, president and CEO of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, resigned Tuesday, effective Nov. 22.

During five years of leading the organization, Gappmayer produced some of its most popular theater, most provocative exhibits and most engaging classes, according to a FAC news release. Also, with the help of the FAC staff, he created some of the FAC’s most integrated multi-disciplinary programs around single subjects, such as “conflict and resolution” and “family.”

“We’re sorry to see Sam go, but we feel fortunate to have had his steady presence and careful stewardship,” said Board President Jim Raughton. “We hope the entire community will join us in thanking Sam and wishing him well in his next endeavors.”

Gappmayer plans to pursue another opportunity, but agreements with his future employer prevent him from discussing it at this time.

“The Fine Arts Center is a wonderful organization with an amazing history,” Gappmayer said in the release. “I have been honored and privileged to serve with the staff, members of our community and many board members. I am confident the FAC will continue to do great things in the years and decades to come.”

The FAC board and staff plan to conduct a national search for his successor.

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