Ty Furman has been advising and facilitating arts organizations and campus arts programs since 1995. He is currently the Managing Director of BU Arts Initiative in the Office of the Provost at Boston University. Previously, Ty served as the Director of University Life Arts Initiatives at the University of Pennsylvania; the Managing Director of the Barrymore award-winning Vagabond Acting Troupe, and on the boards of Hotel Obligado and Brat Productions in Philadelphia. He is currently a member of the Fenway Cultural District Committee, the New England New Play Alliance Task Force with StageSource, and the Leadership Council for MassCreative. Furman holds a BA from Juniata College, and MA in Theatre from Villanova University, and a Doctorate in Education/Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania.