Donald Shulman

Donald C. Shulman



  • New York University (1967-1968)
  • Emerson College, Boston, Massachusetts, BA in Tech and Lighting (1970)
  • Goodman School of the Arts, Art Institute of Chicago, MFA in Management (1973)
  • Internship, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre (1973)

Employment history:

  • Freelance Lighting Designer, Miss America Pageant (1970-1971)
  • Lighting Designer, Colorado Shakespeare Festival (1972)
  • Assistant Director, Arts Council of Tampa, FL (1973-1978)
  • Director, State Arts Council of Delaware, (1978-1980)
  • Director, Greater Kansas City Arts Council, (1980-1984)
  • President, Arts Communication, Inc. and President, Shulman Consulting, Inc (1984-2002): Editor’s note: These companies specialized in facilities design, fund-raising, and management for more than 50 arts and not-for-profit projects; facilities consultant on numerous projects including the $6 million Ocala Civic Theater.
  • Adjunct Faculty (Arts Management), University of South Florida
  • Adjunct Faculty (Arts Management), University of Tampa
  • Editor’s note: Mr. Shulman was also very well known for his volunteer activities, most notably for the Florida Holocaust Museum.

USITT involvement and offices held:

  • Student member
  • Board of Directors
  • Commissioner, Arts Administrative Commission (1976-1978)
  • Treasurer (1978-1984)
  • Vice-President for Development: worked to establish an Institute development program; introduced concept of Advisory Board members to broaden the management approach and augment the diversity and expertise on the Board of Directors
  • Chair, Finance Committee
  • Chair, Edward F Kook Endowment Fund
  • Member, Conference Policy Committee, Nominations Committee, Planning and Priorities Committee, Membership Committee, Awards and Resolutions Committee and several special task forces
  • President (1990)

Awards and Honors:

  • Elected USITT Fellow (1996)