Gallery Talk with BLACKOUT collector, Bill Berry

March 10, 2016 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Bill w-suit and tie

William E. Berry, Jr. hails from the Bronx, NY via traveling the world.  He distinguished himself in a variety of senior academic, executive, and student affairs administrative assignments at major universities and colleges.  An activist educator, change agent, and academician interested in the dynamics of empowerment, diversity, sustainability, culture, and organizational effectiveness, he served as assistant dean for undergraduate studies at the State University Center at Stony Brook; directed Antioch University’s undergraduate and graduate programs in Maryland; served as dean of student affairs at the Harlem, NY based Malcolm-King College, and  provided executive level assistance to three presidents at Rockland Community College (SUNY).

He served as the founding dean of institutional initiatives at Cayuga Community College (SUNY); held the joint positions of executive assistant to the president and associate dean of college relations at York College (CUNY), and was recruited to serve as vice president of student affairs at Briarcliffe College on Long Island.  He has taught at the undergraduate and graduate-levels; presented at numerous national conferences, and holds an undergraduate degree in History from Lehman College, a Masters in Afro-American Studies from Boston University, and completed doctoral level coursework in Urban History at New York University.

In early 2010,Bill launched aaduna, Inc., a non-profit company with the primary purpose of producing a thrice yearly publication that seeks to identify new and emerging writers and artists, especially creative people of color. He currently serves at CEO and publisher. Through his work with aaduna he hopes to create a different paradigm and community between artist and the marketplace.  He continues to write fiction (short stories and a novel in progress), as well as essays dealing with diversity and educational management issues.

A current resident of Auburn, NY, Bill’s thirty year plus association with a wide variety of arts organizations, emerging and established artists, and other visionaries shaped the core and philosophy of what is aaduna.

Free to the Public