This April we are saying good-bye to two incredible members of the Kelsey family. 

Associate Director and Chief Administrator Dawn Johnson has accepted a great offer to be the Associate Director for Operations and Revenue at the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History. Her last day at the Kelsey is April 22.

Dawn joined the Kelsey in June 2012 as the Associate Director. In the decade since then, she has been involved in virtually every aspect of the Kelsey, overseeing daily museum operations through supervision of the professional staff, managing security policy decisions, and collaborating with the director on strategic planning and museum operations. She also oversaw the coordination of the special exhibition program, marketing and development activities in conjunction with LSA, and the public education and outreach programs.

Community and Youth Educator Mallory Genauer has accepted an offer from the Seattle Art Museum to be their Assistant Manager of Gallery Learning. This is a loss for the Kelsey Museum but a wonderful opportunity for Mallory. In her three years with us, Mallory has made an incredible impact with her oversight of the docent program, curriculum development, and new educational initiatives and program revisions. She has also created amazing opportunities for engagement with our audiences during the pandemic that will continue to be valuable educational resources. Mallory’s last day is April 28.

We will always be grateful to Dawn and Mallory for their tireless and transformative work on behalf of the Kelsey. We have been very lucky to have them and wish them all the best in their future endeavors.