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.
2018-19 Speaker: Marie-Cécile Zinsou
Past Jandon Speakers
Below are the Jandon speakers we’ve had the pleasure of learning from:
2018 Monica Yunus and Camille Zamora, Sopranos , Co-Founders and Co-Executive Directors, Sing for Hope
2017 Risë Wilson Inaugural Director of Philanthropy for the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.
2016 Ruby Lerner Founding Executive Director and President of Creative Capital.
2015 Ella Baff Executive and Artistic Director of Jacob’s Pillow
2014 Ben Cameron Program Director for the Arts at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation in New York City.
2013 Joseph Volpe Inaugural Speaker – 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. Below are our former winners:
2019 Sura (Kazuko) Ono
2018 Leah Woods
2017 Cheyenne Myrie Hutchinson
2016 Jonathan Stafford
2015 Steven Brown
2014 Sabrina Cedeno
2013 Julia Chadwick
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.
Check out the video clip below featuring our 2018 Jandon Lecturers, Monica Yunus and Camille Zamora.