Sylvia Bennett, the senior vice president of development and corporate communications, is leaving the station on Oct. 20 to become the head of development with the University of California, Berkeley’s Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA).
In an email, Bennett explained: "Berkeley is my alma mater and I am originally from the Bay Area. This will be a welcome return home for me as my family and old friends still reside in the Northern California region. Additionally, art and film are personal passions, so I think this position is perfect.
"It’s bittersweet because I have been in public broadcasting for almost 30 years (from KQED/ San Francisco to WETA/ Washington, DC to PBS Corporate Headquarters to WNED | WBFO). But there comes a time when one wants to be close to family, so this is my time to go."