The George Washington College introduced on Thursday, April 8, that longtime educator, scholar, producer, and museum skilled Lauren Onkey will function the following director of the Corcoran Faculty of the Arts and Design, a part of the Columbian Faculty of Arts and Sciences. She is going to start her position on July 12.
Dr. Onkey most not too long ago served as senior director at NPR Music, the place she led a crew of journalists, critics, and media makers and supplied the editorial imaginative and prescient in creating modern cross-platform music journalism. She has greater than 20 years of expertise, starting from directing the NPR Music crew to growing and managing award-winning schooling and neighborhood packages because the vice chairman of schooling and public programming on the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame and Museum in Cleveland.
“Lauren Onkey brings to the Corcoran a powerful breadth of hands-on expertise within the arts and cultural research, paired with appreciable scholarly achievement in her area,” Provost M. Brian Blake stated. “Her confirmed dedication to innovation and variety make her an ideal match for GW’s various and vibrant neighborhood of students. She might be an incredible asset to the Corcoran’s college students and school.”
Throughout her tenure at NPR, Dr. Onkey labored with NPR’s newsroom and member station community to develop the influence of NPR Music and proceed positioning public radio as a vital power in music. Her portfolio included the Tiny Desk concert series, which now contains greater than 900 live shows seen a collective 2 billion instances on YouTube.
“The humanities are one essential method we outline ourselves — how we argue, develop, discover truths and bridge divides,” Dr. Onkey stated. “The mixture of departments that the Corcoran and GW carry collectively throughout so many various fields of artwork and examine is exclusive and highly effective, significantly within the context of GW college students’ custom of neighborhood engagement. I’m excited concerning the alternative to spend money on inventive and cultural partnerships that leverage the Corcoran’s range of thought, experience, and expertise.”
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