Ulrich Museum of Art director announces her resignation

Ulrich Museum of Art Director Leslie Brothers has announced her resignation, effective Feb. 15.

Brothers has been the museum’s director since June 2018.

Her initiatives at the museum have been focused on connecting the museum more profoundly to the university’s strategic goals. She refreshed the marketing of the museum to promote the unification of all the communities it serves. More recently she worked with the university and the WSU Foundation to realize a vision for the creation of the Dr. Sam and Jacque Kouri Collection Study Center and Student Lounge located in the public space of the museum.

“I have enjoyed my time at the museum and the university. It has been a pleasure working with many wonderful colleagues across campus. The Ulrich will celebrate 50 years in 2024, and I, like so many before me, am honored to have been a part of former President Ahlberg and Dr. Martin H. Bush’s visionary legacy.”

“We are grateful to Leslie for her service to the university and visionary leadership while serving as director of the Ulrich Museum,” said Dr. Shirley Lefever, interim executive vice president and provost at Wichita State.

Brothers will join the Museum Campus in her hometown of Kenosha, Wisconsin, as executive director.

The Ulrich Museum will soon begin a search for a new director.