Ms. Chaiken, a director with 25 years of experience in both the private and non-profit sectors, specializes in leadership, fundraising and community development for arts, education, and performance organizations. She was selected following a national search, and her appointment is effective July 16, 2018.
In announcing the appointment, President Sue Henderson said, “We are delighted to have Stephanie Chaiken, a talented professional with extensive experience in the arts, as a driving force on our creative team and as the inaugural director of NJCU’s Center for the Arts.” The director of the Center for the Arts will work closely with Jason Kroll, NJCU vice president and chief strategy officer.
Ms. Chaiken acknowledged news of her appointment, saying, "I am thrilled to join the team at NJCU and look forward to collaborating with other arts organizations and artists in Jersey City and the region to support the exciting work that’s under way and to contribute to the cultural landscape of the area in the future. I hope to build strong connections with the business community to shine a national light on the amazing talent that Jersey City has to offer, and to bring in artists from around the world.” Ms. Chaiken comes to NJCU from Ramapo College of New Jersey where she served for six years as the Interim Director of the Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts.
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