Forrest B. Rodgers has been appointed the new executive director of the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture (MAC).
Rodgers was most recently the director of the Central Washington University Foundation in Ellensburg.
From 2001 to 2007, he was the president and CEO of the privately funded High Desert Museum in Bend, Ore., which reversed a decline in paid attendance.
He will take over on Aug. 1 from Ron Rector, who is retiring.
It is, of course, too early to tell what Rodgers will mean to the MAC. Yet I can say that the MAC could do worse than emulate the High Desert Museum, one of the Northwest's best and most entertaining regional museums.