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Jandon Lecture Series

Purchase College is deeply grateful to Jane and Donald Cecil, and their representatives, for the generous gift that created the Jandon Business of the Arts Distinguished Lecture Series. Launched in 2013, this annual Arts Management program has invited noted leaders, scholars, authors, and public figures from New York City and around the globe. 

This event will be available online and in person on the Purchase College campus, Social Sciences Building 1039.

To attend, please register here

Light refreshments to follow for in person attendees.

Past Jandon Speakers

2021

Rosalba Rolón                                                                                                       Artistic Director, Pregones Puerto Rican Travelling Theater

2020

Tom Finkelpearl                                                                                                  Former Commissioner, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs

2019

Marie-Cécile Zinsou
President, Foundation Zinsou (Cotonou, Republic of Benin, West Africa)

2018

Monica Yunus & Camille Zamora
Sopranos
Co-Founders and Co-Executive Directors, Sing for Hope

2017

Risë Wilson
Inaugural Director of Philanthropy, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

2016

Ruby Lerner
Founding Executive Director and President, Creative Capital

2015

Ella Baff
Executive and Artistic Director, Jacob’s Pillow

2014

Ben Cameron
Program Director for the Arts, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

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.  This award recognizes demonstrated achievement in the study of arts management as well as the potential of success in arts management and entrepreneurship.

2022

Kira Deleon

2021

Grace Azcona

2020

Sonya Rio-Glick

2019

Sura (Kazuko) Ono

2018

Leah Woods

2017

Cheyenne Myrie Hutchinson

2016

Jonathan Stafford

2015

Steven Brown

2014

Sabrina Cedeno

2013

Julia Chadwick