Tom Craig (’89) will direct his final Sing Song in February 2018 before he leaves his position as Director of Student Activities and Productions to focus on his family antique business – The Antique Station.
Craig made the decision to retire in November of last year to allow the Office of Student Life to plan for the future and prepare to keep Sing Song and other key events running smoothly.
Craig began working for the university in 1998 as director of public and community relations. After a short hiatus, he joined the Sing Song team in 2007 as business manager and moved to director in 2008. “For the Love of Sing Song” 2018 will be his 10th and final show as director.
“We began assembling a team of people about a year ago who could facilitate this transition and continue to serve our student organizations and productions,” Craig said.
Craig said after his departure, student activities coordinators Alyssa Ellison and Chris Herrington will continue working with student organizations and productions while Nick Tatum, assistant director of student productions, will work with Freshman Follies and Sing Song as he continues teaching in the Department of Communication and Sociology.
“Of course there will be sad moments here and there,” said Craig. “Making this transition will definitely tug on every emotion, but to me that means what we’ve done during the past 10 years has been good.”
Craig says he will be happy to help where anyone may need him but that he is excited for what the future of Sing Song looks like.
“It’s not over yet, we’ve got an amazing year ahead of us,” said Craig.