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Michael Tomor, 1983 B.A., 1990 M.A., 1993 Ph.D. Art History

A Penn State alum three times over, Dr. Michael Tomor is currently the director of the Tampa Museum of Art, a post he has held since April 2015. He previously served as executive director of the El Paso Museum of Art and director of the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Southwestern Pennsylvania. At the El Paso Museum of Art, Dr. Tomor and his team made great strides with regional community education partnerships, including new programs for patients suffering with Dementia, Alzheimer’s and PTSD and a museum visual art education program for preschool age students to build literacy skills. He also developed a two-year visiting masterpiece series with the Guggenheim Museum of Art. Less than one year into his tenure at the Tampa Museum of Art, Dr. Tomor has already implemented free general admission to all university, college, and higher education students. He also created Connections, a community engagement program for those experiencing depression, dementia, and trauma, in partnership with the University of South Florida Honors College.