UNI’s Carignan Nets State Arts Honor
Steve Carignan of The University of Northern Iowa is one of several individuals being recognized for contributions to the arts in Iowa. The Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, presented the 2023 Governor’s Arts Awards March 1st at the State Historical Museum of Iowa in Des Moines. Carignan, who is recognized in the category of Arts Champion, is an associate dean of special programs and the executive director of the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. First arriving at UNI in 1999, Carignan is approaching nearly 25 years at Gallagher Bluedorn and is responsible for overseeing all operations at the center.