Amsterdam News: Eric Pryor named new president of Harlem School of the Arts

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Eric Pryor named new president of Harlem School of the Arts

The Harlem School of the Arts has named Eric G. Pryor its new president, replacing Yvette Campbell, who left the position in June.

Pryor comes from the Center for Arts Education, where he served as executive director since 2012. His 20-year career includes serving as executive director of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation’s Center for Art and Culture and the New Jersey State Museum.

“We are incredibly excited to have such an accomplished leader assume the leadership of the Harlem School of the Arts, especially as we enter into our 50th year of serving the New York community,” said Charles J. Hamilton, Jr. Esq., chairman of the HSA board of directors.

Officially taking on the position Aug. 1, Pryor comes into HSA at a time when the school is experiencing a restoration of its financial endowment and an increase in enrollment. In an exclusive interview with the AmNews, Pryor outlined his vision of continuing HSA’s tradition of giving youth in the city an outlet to express their artistic talents and doing more outreach in the community.

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