The Center Gets a New Name
Dr. Jim Vaszauskas photo

The MISD Center for the Performing Arts will be named after Dr. Jim Vaszauskas, the district’s former superintendent whose leadership transformed The Center into a community hub featuring Grammy-winning performances and community events.

The Mansfield ISD School Board unanimously approved the naming recommendation on May 25 at the regular board meeting. MISD sought community input about the naming of the facilities in March.

Dr. Vaszauskas served 39 years in education. More than 10 of those years were in Mansfield ISD. During his tenure as superintendent, Dr. Vaszauskas was named Region 11 Superintendent of the Year and was named the top five superintendent in Texas in 2017.

A dedication ceremony will be held in the fall.