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New Faces and New Frontiers

As the fall quarter gets underway, we welcome new faces and embrace new frontiers in the MS in Leadership for Creative Enterprises program.

Now in its fourth year, MSLCE welcomes its largest incoming class yet. We are honored to welcome 42 new faces to campus this fall and to welcome back students who are continuing their studies. Our continuing students are fresh back from applying learning they gained from their prior coursework to their exciting internships in New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago. (Check out pages 4 and 5 to read more about internship experiences from MSLCE professionals themselves.)

I am personally excited to join MSLCE as a new face this fall as well. It is an honor to be leading the MSLCE program and a privilege to help develop rising leaders’ prowess to foster and lead creative teams, initiatives and organizations across sectors. The MSLCE program uniquely bolsters students’ business knowledge and strategy savviness, and nurtures their innovative and entrepreneurial professional goals. I am particularly passionate about MSLCE due to its distinctive and integrated approach to leadership across the arts, culture, media, and creative fields, making it a rigorous and versatile degree.

In terms of new frontiers, we celebrate our recent MSLCE graduates and alum as they take on new roles in marketing, development, and finance in theater, museums, television and film…to name just a few! In addition, we are expanding where students will go for the annual MSLCE industry immersion treks, visiting with leaders of creative enterprises in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco this year. Finally, we are taking our curriculum to new frontiers as well, including a new course to deepen learning about the roles of government and philanthropy in creative enterprises.

We look forward to sharing more with you throughout the year.

Jennifer Novak-Leonard, Ph.D.
MSLCE Faculty Director