Carnaghi, who died in February after serving as senior vice president for Finance and Administration for 22 years, was widely known for his integrity, leadership and innovation. He was instrumental in acquiring the former Belle Vue Middle School from the Leon County Public School System to be used as studio and workshop space for Florida State’s College of Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance.
President Eric. J. Barron will dedicate the John R. Carnaghi Arts Building during a special ceremony. Scheduled to participate are College of Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance Dean Peter Weishar; state Sen. Bill Montford; and members of the Carnaghi family. Members of the news media are welcome to cover this invitation-only event, which will take place:
THURSDAY, OCT. 24
JOHN R. CARNAGHI ARTS BUILDING
2214 BELLE VUE WAY
Carnaghi served as senior vice president for Finance and Administration from 1991 until his retirement in early 2013. Prior to coming to FSU, he was vice chancellor for Financial Affairs at Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne from 1980 to 1990. Before that, he worked at Purdue University in a variety of business officer positions, including budget director.
The new Carnaghi Arts Building houses classrooms as well as the School of Theatre’s scenic, paint and prop studios, the Department of Interior Architecture + Design’s design and fabrication workshop and the Department of Art’s studios, galleries and workshops.
Directions: From downtown Tallahassee, travel west on Tennessee Street; turn left on Stadium Drive; turn right on West Pensacola Street; left on South Ausley Road; and take the first right on Belle Vue Way. The John R. Carnaghi Building is on the right.