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PsyD Alumnus to Head Balboa Performing Arts Theater Foundation

Steven Beazley, PsyDSteven Beazley (MA ’94, PsyD ’98) was recently named chief executive officer for the Balboa Performing Arts Theater Foundation in San Diego, California.

Prior to his appointment, Beazley was the president and CEO of the Orange County Fair and Event Center from 2008-2012 (and worked at the fair for a total of 38 years). Under his tenure, the Pacific Amphitheatre was renovated and reopened to become one of Southern California’s most popular outdoor concert venues.

At the Balboa Performing Arts Theater Foundation, Beazley will be guiding the rebirth of the 86-year-old venue which closed in 1992. The theater plans to re-open in December 2014.

Beazley resides in Costa Mesa, California and served as a professor with GSEP for four years, in addition to receiving his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

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