Denise Ringler

Director of Arts Engagement and Cultural Resources

Denise Ringler serves as Director of the Office of Arts Engagement at Appalachian State University. Denise obtained her master’s degree in social work from Florida State University, with a concentration in planning and non-profit administration. For more than thirty years, she has worked in a variety of settings devoted to the arts, community development, human services, healthcare, public policy and social/economic justice. In her role at Appalachian State, Denise provides leadership and day-to-day management for the operations of the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts and the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, which are home to a variety of exhibition, performance, education and outreach programs in the visual and performing arts, including series such as An Appalachian Summer Festival, The Schaefer Center Presents, the Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition and the Exhibition, and the APPlause K-12 Performing Arts Series. 

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