GLENS FALLS -- The Charles R. Wood Theater board of directors on Tuesday announced that Executive Director William Woodward has retired, effective immediately, as he undergoes cancer treatment.
“Bill’s spirit and outgoing personality, along with his desire to make the Wood accessible to the whole community for all ages, has helped welcome over 30,000 people per year to the theater ...,” a press release stated. “He has maintained a strong fiscal blueprint with the financial committee of the facility, resulting in the theater having no debt.”
The press release states that Woodward was diagnosed with follicular lymphoma, a cancer of the immune system, in 2009, and he “needs to continue on a medical regime to stabilize his health.”
Woodward was hired as interim director in September 2006, and hired as director two months later.
The board of directors will conduct a national search for a replacement.