Alumnus pleased to be at helmAs a University alumnus, Bill Michel says it is both a personal and a professional pleasure to be appointed Director of Reynolds Club.
"As Director, I am looking forward to continuing to work with the Chicago community as we create the new Reynolds Club. As a graduate of the College, however, I am especially pleased to be involved in a project that will add so much to campus life," Michel said.
Michel, who was appointed Director of Reynolds Club effective July 1, will also continue in his position as Director of University Theater. He has worked with the theater since 1988, first serving as student staff. He was named Managing Director in 1992 and Director in 1994.
During the past year, Michel has assisted students in expanding the range of UT activities. Under his leadership, UT has presented dance concerts featuring student bands, created a summer drama workshop for local teenagers, increased alumni involvement and created the Alumni Student Radio Theater Program.
As Managing Director, Michel worked with students to create UT's School Partnership Program, which originated a partnership with public schools on Chicago's South Side to help them form drama clubs and produce their own plays.
While a student, Michel produced critically acclaimed productions, including Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song Trilogy, Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie, Aristophanes' The Frogs and the University Theater/Blackfriars Centennial production of The Deceitful Dean. Michel received his A.B. in Politics, Economics, Rhetoric & Law. He is currently enrolled in the Graduate School of Business.