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Timothy Gette

In the Loop

Telling the story of Texas

Timothy J. Gette was named executive director of the Institute of Texan Cultures earlier this year. Gette came to UTSA from the Virginia Museum of Natural History, where he had served as executive director since March 2004. At the institute, he succeeded John L. Davis, executive director since 2005.

Gette’s museum background includes positions as chief operating officer of the Dallas Museum of Natural History (1999–2003) and director of operations of the Sixth Floor Museum (1997–1999) at Dealey Plaza in Dallas. Gette received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Angelo State University in San Angelo and a master’s in management from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

Established as the Texas State Exhibits Building for HemisFair in 1968 and later designated a campus of UTSA, the Institute of Texan Cultures tells the stories of Texas’ multicultural heritage.

- James M. Benavides

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