Barbara Kohler is the Director of Development for Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska Foundation. Born and raised in Lincoln, Barbara attended Lincoln Southeast High School and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, majoring in English with a double minor in French and Art History. She received her master’s degree in English at Creighton University. Prior to starting at the Foundation last December, Barbara worked at the local commercial art gallery Kiechel Fine Art as the gallery executive for seven years assisting in facilitating art sales, proposals, marketing, appraisal valuations, exhibition installations and communications with patrons and artists. She also has a certificate from Sotheby’s Institute of Art in Marketing and PR.