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 five years, we have invited noted leaders, scholars, authors, and public figures from New York City and around the globe. Future lectures will include prominent artists, composers, producers and cultural leaders.
Here are the Jandon speakers we’ve had the pleasure of inviting in the past:
2013 Joseph Volpe Inaugural Speaker – General Manager The Metropolitan Opera 1990-2006
2014 Ben Cameron Program Director for the Arts at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation in New York City.
2015 Ella Baff Executive and Artistic Director of Jacob’s Pillow
2016 Ruby Lerner Founding Executive Director and President of Creative Capital, an innovative arts foundation that adapts venture capital concepts to support individual artists.
2017 Risë Wilson Inaugural Director of Philanthropy for the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.
In addition, through Jane and Donald Cecil’s support, students are selected to receive the Jandon Business of the Arts Student Achievement Awards. Below are our former winners:
2013 Julia Chadwick
2014 Sabrina Cedeno
2015 Steven Brown
2016 Jonathan Stafford
2017 Cheyenne Myrie Hutchinson
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 this video below of past speaker, Risë Wilson. All public lectures are made available at no cost to students, faculty, staff and community members.