C. Roy Blackwood


Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts and Fanfare, Southeastern Louisiana University

Professor C. Roy Blackwood, senior faculty member in the department of Fine Arts, currently serves Southeastern Louisiana University as Executive Director of the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts and Fanfare. Roy chaired the university’s Visual Arts Department from 1984-2001, and until 2010, directed the Cultural Resource Management curriculum that he co-founded in 1985. An accomplished sculptor who has exhibited nationally and internationally and received numerous grants, including an NEA, Blackwood was the first recipient of the President’s Award for Excellence in Artistic Activity. In 1985 he co-founded “Fanfare,” Southeastern’s fall festival of the arts, sciences, and humanities. Among his many honors, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, and, as a result, he was presented to the Queen of England and Duke of Edinburgh at a Buckingham Palace garden party in 2004.

Service and Distinctions:

Director, Louisiana Presenter’s Network

Board, Louisiana Partnership for the Arts

Co-founder, Gulf States Presenter’s Network

Grants panelist, NEA and Performing Arts/SouthArts

President, National Council of Art Administrators

Phi Kappa Phi Board and Director of Fellowships from 1998-2011

Distinguished Member & Chapter President, Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

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