Art League Houston Executive Director Resigns after Five Months

The Art League Houston has announced that executive director Kheli R. Willetts is stepping down after only five months at the organization, ||Glasstire| reports. Willetts was hired to lead the institution in May, and she began her tenure on June 1. She succeeded Michael Peranteau, who resigned after five years.

Prior to joining the Art League Houston, Willetts was an independent arts consultant in Houston. In the fall of 2016, she was named the inaugural director of the Houston Museum of African American Culture but left the post after less than a year. Previously, she served as the executive director of the Community Folk Art Center at Syracuse University in New York as well as a professor in the university’s department of African American studies, focusing on the practice of African American art history and film.