Segerstrom Center for the Arts president departs; search for replacement underway

Posted on: February 27, 2019

“Terrence Dwyer is out as president of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa after 12 years,” writes Luke Money in Monday’s (2/25) Los Angeles Times. The performing arts center hosts concerts by the Pacific Symphony, local and visiting orchestras, and other cultural events. Dwyer’s “departure was revealed Friday evening in a news release that … announced he ‘will pursue other opportunities.’… [His accomplishments at Segerstrom include] the opening of the School of Dance and Music for Children with Disabilities, the Center for Dance and Innovation and the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza…. Executive Vice President Judy Morr and Chief Financial Officer Brian Finck will lead operations while the center searches for a replacement.… Meanwhile, Jennifer Turner, the Segerstrom Center’s executive vice president and managing director, has been named the next president and chief executive of the Tennessee Performing Arts Center … Last month, the Costa Mesa Planning Commission approved a master plan to build the new location of the Orange County Museum of Art on the Segerstrom campus … Dwyer—in his capacity as Segerstrom Center president—appealed that decision … citing concerns about site access, parking, outdoor activity space and building design and use…. The appeal is still pending.”

Posted February 27, 2019