Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) -The executive director of the Rochester Art Center is stepping down.

The RAC has announced Brian Austin will be leaving his leadership role by the end of the year. Austin assumed the duties in December 2017.

The center says he “stabilized RAC’s finances, built confidence with funders and community partners, improved technical and operational gaps, and repositioned the RAC brand. Brian leaves the Rochester Art Center stronger, greatly revitalized, and poised for growth.”

Austin included this statement: “RAC has a 70 plus year legacy within the Minnesota arts community. I’ve been honored to have had the opportunity to bring RAC forward from a period of uncertainty and instability into the upcoming new decade with strength, resilience and a robust brand identity."

The RAC Board will manage the process of filling the Executive Director position.

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