Department of
Cultural & Community Affairs

West Chester University

John Rhein
Room 113
13/15 University Avenue
West Chester, PA 19383
Fax: 610-738-0466

The Department of Cultural and Community Affairs is responsible for planning and implementing activities and marketing efforts that advance the University's cultural and public service agendas and position WCU to be a valuable community resource as well as a regional center for the visual and performing arts through a multitude of programs.

The WCU Live! Series presents the best of touring international artists in a variety of performances ranging from dance, music and theatre as well as family productions.

Our President's Speaker Series brings nationally known scientists, political leaders and writers to campus. Past speakers in the series include Maya Angelou, Elie Wiesel and Frank McCourt.

The Cultural and Community Events Calendar gives a comprehensive listing of the wide array of performances, exhibits, and lectures the University has to offer to the community and region.

The Office of Venue Management supervises the operations of the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall and the Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre.

The Office of Conference Services hosts more than 35,000 individuals every year on campus.

The Department also manages the University's Permanent Art Collection which includes works by Andrew Wyeth, N. C. Wyeth and Charles Willson Peale.

In addition, the Department supports a variety of academic and community outreach programs through campus collaborations with many academic departments and external groups such as Brandywine Ballet, Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Chester County and the Kennett Symphony of Chester County.