James Fox is a lifelong artist, student, and administrator with over twenty years of experience in various non-profit environments. He studied music education at the University of Nevada where he performed in the University Symphonic Band, Marching Band, Jazz Ensemble, Chorus, Orchestra, and numerous small group ensembles (trumpet and voice). In addition to his musical pursuits, James acted with the Nevada Repertory Company and at Shakespeare on the River and enjoys painting, woodworking, and ceramics.
James lived in St. Louis for twelve years where he attended graduate school at the University of Missouri, earning a Masters of Education in Community Counseling with a specialization in child, adolescent, and family therapy. While in St. Louis James began focusing on nonprofit administration, working in emergency shelter care, residential treatment, therapeutic schools, addiction treatment, and community-based youth and family services. He has extensive experience in program development, grant writing, training, and teaching. James served on the board of directors for the South City Open Studio and Art Gallery and opened a community café and art gallery in a developing St. Louis neighborhood. The café featured a revolving emerging artist gallery and a vibrant performance series of local and traveling acts. While in St. Louis James was a member of the Greenleaf Singers, an early music ensemble that produces madrigal dinners and a community concert series.
James and his family moved to Wooster in 2008 when his wife, Stephanie, accepted a faculty position at the College of Wooster. James has become an engaged member of the Wayne County community working in the government sector and volunteering as a coach and administrator for the Wooster Soccer Association. He has three children--Tyler, Aiden, and Abigail--who all attend the Wooster City Schools. James is excited to support the outstanding foundation and history of WCA while developing new opportunities for program development and enhanced participation from the entire Wayne County community.