Jandon Lecture Series
Thanks to Jane and Donald Cecil, Purchase College has been able to host a distinguished lecture series focused on the business of the arts. Over the past six years, we have invited noted leaders, scholars, authors, and public figures from New York City and around the globe.
Purchase College would like to recognize Jane and Donald Cecil, and their representatives, for their generous gift that created this Jandon Business of the Arts Distinguished Lecture Series.
Past Jandon Speakers
Below are the Jandon speakers we’ve had the pleasure of learning from:
President, Foundation Zinsou (Cotonou, Republic of Benin, West Africa)
Monica Yunus & Camille Zamora
Co-Founders and Co-Executive Directors, Sing for Hope
Inaugural Director of Philanthropy, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation
Founding Executive Director and President, Creative Capital
Executive and Artistic Director, Jacob’s Pillow
Program Director for the Arts, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
General Manager, The Metropolitan Opera, 1990-2006
Student Achievement Awards
Through Jane and Donald Cecil’s support, one student per year is selected to receive the Jandon Business of the Arts Student Achievement Award.
This year’s winner of the Jandon Business of the Arts Distinguished Student Award is Sonya Rio-Glick
Sonya Rio-Glick is a multidisciplinary artist and activist from Albany, New York, and a Senior Arts Management major. She is a founding member of the youth action board for COLAGE, a national organization for children of LGBTQ+ parents, and her nonfiction work Already Home will be published in this year’s edition of Italics Mine. Her Senior Project, This Body’s Heart, is a six-piece contemporary dance production which she has directed in collaboration with over 30 Purchase students.
Sura (Kazuko) Ono
Cheyenne Myrie Hutchinson