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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 Jandon Business of the Arts Distinguished Lecture

2018-19 Invited Guest: 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:

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.

Jandon Lecture 2016, (from left to right) Ruby Lerner, speaker, President Thomas Schwarz, and Jonathan Stafford, student winner.Jandon Lecture 2016, (from left to right) Ruby Lerner, speaker, President Thomas Schwarz, and Jonathan Stafford, student winner.

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