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New Executive Director at Studebaker National Museum

Images from the Membership Reception, held for the opening of the Michelangelo exhibit at the Muscarelle Museum of Art, Friday evening, February 8, 2013.

Patrick Slebonick - Executive Director, of the Studebaker National Museum

Studebaker National Museum Board of Trustees President, Michael Kendzicky, announced the hiring of Patrick Slebonick as Executive Director, of the Studebaker National Museum, effective February 1, 2016.

Prior to joining the Studebaker National Museum, Mr. Slebonick served as Associate Director at the Muscarelle Museum of Art in Williamsburg, Virginia. In that role he oversaw development, marketing, volunteer engagement, and outreach efforts for the Museum. He also served as project manager for numerous award-winning publications produced by the Muscarelle. Prior to becoming Associate Director at the Muscarelle Museums, Mr. Slebonick served as Manager of Institutional Advancement as well as Education and Media Specialist for the same institution.

Patrick Slebonick received his B.A. in Government followed by his M.Ed. with a concentration in the Social Foundations of Education from the University of Virginia. Mr. Slebonick then completed his JD from the William & Mary School of Law where he received the Mary Siegrist Hinz Fellowship before passing the Virginia Bar.

Mr. Slebonick also served as Program Director for the William & Mary School of Law Chapter of the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project. The program provided local high school students with engaging Constitutional Law lessons focused on the Bill of Rights. Patrick also held the position of Adjunct Professor of Law at William & Mary.

Current Board of Trustees President, Michael Kendzicky said, “Pat’s fresh perspective, museum experience, and enthusiasm, will help the Museum make a successful transition to a new leader.”

Studebaker Museum

The Studebaker National Museum is located at 201 So. Chapin St., just west of downtown South Bend. It is open Mon.-Sat., 10am-5pm, and Sun. Noon–5pm. Admission is $8 for adults, $6.50 for seniors over 60, and $5 for youth ages 6-18. For more information, please call the Museum at (574) 235-9714 or toll free at (888) 391-5600 or visit our website at For an additional cost, visitors may tour the exhibits and Oliver Mansion at The History Museum, which adjoins the Studebaker National Museum.

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