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Beverly Soll Named|
Special Events Coordinator
MAILED: July 2, 1999|
The founding director of the Center for Cultural Outreach at Wayne State College, Wayne, Neb., has been selected for the position of special events coordinator at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Dr. Beverly Soll, who also was on the music faculty at Wayne State, will fill the position vacated by Ada Bors, who is retiring after 25 years of university service.
"We feel very fortunate to have found such an experienced professional for this position," said Dr. William Harms, associate vice chancellor for student services. "We had a very strong pool of candidates, but Beverly Soll's outstanding credentials and experience are the perfect fit for this position."
Soll will report directly to Diane Gilbertson, director of University Centers and programs. She will work closely with members of the university and the Chippewa Valley communities as the director of university-wide programs including the Viennese Ball, Cabaret, Commencement and other special events as requested by the Chancellor's Office and the Office of Advancement.
As founding director of Wayne State's cultural outreach programs, Soll has worked with music students and faculty in a variety of performance formats. She has planned and coordinated campus ethnic festivals, performances on campus by outside organizations, annual Victorian High Teas and various social and performance events for the Board of Trustees, the Nebraska Arts Council, the Wayne State Foundation and other groups at the request of the president of the college.
"Dr. Soll's efforts on behalf of the Center for Cultural Outreach were widely felt in northeast Nebraska and throughout the state in general," said Dr. Ken Halsey, interim president of Wayne State College. "She provided dignity and professionalism to all endeavors in which she was involved."
A member of the Wayne State music faculty since 1988, Soll taught piano and music appreciation and served as an accompanist for many students, faculty and performers. She also taught music at George Mason University, Fairfax, Va., from 1981-88 and did free-lance professional accompanying and coaching throughout the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. She holds bachelor and master's degrees in music from the University of Illinois at Urbana and a doctorate in musical arts from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Soll, who is moving to Eau Claire with her husband, Andrew Soll, UW-Eau Claire's new vice chancellor for business and student services, will begin working Aug.1.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: July 2, 1999