2015/2016 Speakers

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture

Karen Gahl-Mills, CEO + Executive Director

The University of Akron Dance Program - Guest - Cuyahoga Arts and Culture

Cleveland Art Museum

Chris Burns, Art Conservation

The Margaret Morgan Clark Foundation

Victoria Romanda, Senior Program Officer

The University of Akron - Margaret Morgan Foundation

The Leiberth Consulting Group

Dave Leiberth, President

The University of Akron Dance Program - Guest - Arts Administration

Akron Community Foundation 

Chris Miller, Community Investment Officer 

University of Akron Arts Administration - Guest Speaker - Akron Community Foundation

The Cleveland Orchestra

Bridget Mundy, Director of Legacy Giving

University of Akron Arts Administration - Guest Speaker -

Labels & Letters

Walt Heiney

The University of Akron Dance Program - Guest - Labels and Letters

Art Sparks 

Kara Stewart & Ron Hazelett, Co-Founders

University of Akron Arts Administration Art Sparks Kara Stewart


2014/2015 Speakers

Playhouse Square 

Art Falco, Executive Director


Akron Area Arts Alliance
(Community meeting with Guest Speaker) 

Kyle Kutuchief, Knight Foundation Staff

Akron Area Arts Alliance

Cleveland International Film Festival

Marcie Goodman, Executive Director

Cleveland International Film Festival

Cleveland Public Theatre

Raymond Bobgan, Executive Artistic Director

Cleveland Public Theatre

Janus Small and Associates

Janus Small, Executive Director

Janus Small Association

Ohio Lobbying Association

Bill Blair, Award Winning Arts Lobbyist

Ohio Lobbying Association

Cleveland Orchestra
(Panel Discussion) 

Gary Hanson, Executive Director

The Cleveland Orchestra


GroundWorks DanceTheatre

Beth Rutkowski, Managing Director


Cuyahoga Arts & Culture 

Karen Gahl-Mills, Executive Director


Ashley M. Manfull, Senior Attorney
(Employment Law)

Vorys - Guest Speaker University of Akron Arts Admin

Out of the classroom, Into the real world

The Arts Administration Class of 2015 geared up for a professional networking "road trip" that connected students to art administrators in Pittsburgh, PA. 

This opportunity, along with additional trips to Cleveland and the greater Ohio arts region, are provided as part of the Colloquium course lead by Arts Administration Faculty, Kara Stewart.  

Arts Admin Masters Degree University of Akron