Michael Lange serves as a faculty member and Director of Fine & Performing Arts at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, WY. In this position, he oversees the Surbrugg/Prentice Performing Arts Auditorium, the John Clay Fine Art Gallery and the academic programs in theatre, visual arts, and music.
For the previous decade, Lange served as the Executive Director of the Wyoming Arts Council helping strengthen Wyoming communities by supporting and investing in the arts. Mostly teaching the Capstone course for students studying in the Arts and Culture Management program, Lange uses his 15+ years in executive management in the arts and cultural field to help enrich student’s understanding of the role the arts play in the social and economic development of communities.
Lange is a former trustee for the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) and is the recipient of the 2017 Northwest College Alumnus of the Year. Lange is also a musician and composer, performing mostly in the jazz idiom.