The Greater Southwest Historical Museum is currently accepting resumes for its director opening. In the meantime, the reins have been handed over to Wesley Hull in the wake of Nicki Wood’s resignation Friday. Wood had been the curator for the museum and took over the director position on an interim basis in March following the resignation of Michael Anderson.
In a press release, trustee president Cary Williamson described Hull has having a tremendous amount of knowledge and leadership as well as a natural love for the museum.
“The search for a permanent director is still ongoing, however,” Williamson said. “Wesley was chosen by the board to provide his leadership to the museum until such time as a permanent director is chosen by the search committee.”
Williamson said resumes will be accepted by the board until June 15, and expects the permanent director to be in place by the beginning of August.
At this time, there are no plans to solicit resumes to replace Wood as the curator. Williamson said it would probably be the first thing on the agenda of the new director.
“They can bring someone in to put us back on track,” Williamson said.
The board has made plans for a forensic audit to look into discrepancies, which allegedly took place under the leadership of Anderson. The museum is also putting together information to assist the Ardmore Police Department in an investigation.