Now that acclaimed art historian Derrick Cartwright has come home to USD as director of university galleries and professor of practice, the entire visual arts community in and around San Diego is welcoming him with open arms. “I’ve been telling people for 20 years that he’s the best museum director of his generation,” says longtime friend and collaborator Hugh Davies, director of the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art.
Practicality isn’t always practical, especially when it comes to finding lasting satisfaction at work. But reaching for the carrot doesn’t have to mean giving up on happily ever after. Perhaps the key is to balance resoluteness with spontaneity. Then, one day, you might look around and realize that against all odds, you’ve wound up on exactly the right road to get you where you didn’t know you wanted to go.
Voices for Children’s Kathryn Ashworth ’81 (JD) is on a quest to help kids navigate more easily through San Diego’s foster care system. It all started 30 years ago, when she tried to come up with the answer to a seemingly straightforward question: Is foster care good for foster children? Today, the organization she co-founded trains and deploys volunteer court-appointed special advocates as champions of foster children.