Campus Life

Kyle Marrero appointed interim vice president for university advancement

The University of West Florida has announced the appointment of Kyle Marrero as interim vice president for University Advancement at the University of West Florida effective Aug. 1. Marrero currently serves as the director of the UWF School of Fine and Performing Arts and chair of the UWF Music Department. He also serves as the artistic director of Pensacola Opera.

As an academic administrator and director of the School of Fine and Performing Arts, Marrero has garnered success in his abilities to navigate curriculum, personnel and development issues. His recent development and fundraising led to the purchase of 18 new Steinway pianos, making UWF an “All-Steinway” School.

“Dr. Marrero is deeply rooted in the Pensacola Arts Community and I am confident he will continue the positive momentum set by Dr. Van Galen in the area of University Advancement,” said Judy Bense, UWF president.

Marrero holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in vocal performance from Bowling Green State University and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Michigan, where he worked extensively with George Shirley and Martin Katz. Past affiliations have included 11 years as an associate professor on the voice faculty of Louisiana State University, production director for Nevada Opera and artistic director of Opera Southwest in Albuquerque, N. M.

For more information, contact Janice Cooper, director of Communications, at (850) 474-2658.

Written by Janice Cooper, University Marketing Communications