In June 2014, Dr. Jane Chu was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the 11th chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Since 2006, Chu served as the president and CEO of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Missouri, overseeing a $413-million campaign to build the center. As the performance home of the Kansas City Ballet, Kansas City Symphony, and Lyric Opera of Kansas City, the Kauffman Center has hosted more than one million people from all 50 states and countries throughout the world since its grand opening in September 2011.
The Lawrence and Isabel Barnett Symposium on the Arts and Public Policy is organized by The Ohio State University Graduate Program in Arts Policy and Administration and is presented with the support of the Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy.
From Sullivant Hall at the Ohio State University, 9/19/14.