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New Executive Director of the Newman Center Named

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Kendra Ingram

Kendra Whitlock Ingram has been named DU’s new executive director of the Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts. Ingram replaces Stephen Seifert, who is retiring after holding the same position since 2002.

Ingram is currently vice president of programming and education for Omaha Performing Arts, where she is responsible for the curation and artistic direction of the organization’s performing arts presentations. She also is responsible for the strategic development and oversight of all education and community-engagement initiatives. Ingram also has held positions with the Shenandoah Conservatory at Shenandoah University, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra.

“Kendra Ingram is a cutting-edge artistic executive director,” says Gregg Kvistad, provost at the University of Denver. “She is nationally known and brings an extraordinarily diverse wealth of experience with her that the University is excited to embrace.”

As DU unfolds its new strategic plan, DU IMPACT 2025, the Newman Center will play a key role in the University’s commitment to expanding the experience and celebration of the performing arts for DU’s students, faculty and staff, as well as intentionally engaging the rich cultural traditions of a vibrant and diverse metro Denver community.