Bowie State University, the historically Black educational institution in Maryland, has entered into a partnership with the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission to expand offering at the university’s Fine and Performing Arts Center.
Under the agreement, a broad number of non-academic cultural activities will be jointly developed by Bowie State and the commission to include professional performances, master workshops, small-group classes and camps. The agreement calls for cooperative development of activities, programming and events that will utilize the main stage and black box theaters, recital hall, movement studio and classrooms throughout the facility. In addition, the commission will provide a part-time, on-site project manager to support program development and management.
Weldon Jackson, provost of Bowie State University, stated “we are very excited about this innovative joint effort with the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. We firmly believe that this initiative will enable us to share the phenomenal resources of Bowie State University’s Fine and Performing Arts Center through a variety of programs open to more of our neighbors in the region.”
Dr. Jackson is a summa cum laude graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta. He holds a Ph.D. in government from Harvard University.