Connie Wolf Appointed Next Director of Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University

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STANFORD, CA.- Stanford University announced today that Connie Wolf will be the next director of its Cantor Center for the Visual Arts. Wolf is a Stanford alumna, and previously served as director and CEO of San Francisco’s Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM), where she oversaw a major expansion and spearheaded an initiative to raise the institution’s national profile. Wolf will assume the role of director on January 1, 2012, replacing Thomas Seligman, who became the center’s first full time director in 1991. Seligman will continue research and teaching at Stanford. During Wolf’s 12-year tenure at CJM, the museum grew from a small community-based organization in a 2,500-square-foot building to a major institution with a landmark 63,000-square-foot museum in downtown San Francisco. She oversaw the $85 million new building project with archi-