Woetzel's life-long devotion to the arts and education has made a positive difference in many lives. His attached detailed professional overview will speak for itself. With the understanding that art plays an important and irreplaceable role in our lives, he continues to focus his work on young generations making sure that we keep enriching our lives with arts across borders and cultures and allow the arts to reach and influence other disciplines as well. We can depend on his determination and inspiration to do just that. I believe that the Academy would gain a fierce leader and advocate with many innovative ideas. He will always stand for and protect the essential importance of arts and humanities.