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Advisory Committees

UMMA National Leadership Council

The UMMA National Leadership Council is a volunteer network created and supported by UMMA to provide strategic guidance on issues of advocacy and fundraising for the Museum. UMMA National Leadership Council members are knowledgeable about Museum activities and assist in the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of potential donors to UMMA. Additionally, council members provide guidance on their particular community’s social and business culture and on effective ways to engage with Michigan alumni and parents and with other arts patrons.

Joseph Allen
Palm Beach, FL

Peter Benedek
Los Angeles, CA

Nancy Dolinko Berkowitz
New York, NY

Susan C. Brown
Kalamazoo, MI

Julia Donovan Darlow
Ann Arbor, MI

Barbara Feldman
Bloomfield Hills, MI

Catherine Forbes
Franklin, MI

Maxine Frankel, Chair
Bloomfield Hills, MI

Scott Hodes
Miami, FL

Michele Oka Doner
New York, NY

Prudence Rosenthal
Ann Arbor, MI

Jack Rounick
Norristown, PA

Susan Sosnick
Birmingham, MI

Irving Stenn, Jr.
Chicago, IL

Ellen Taubman
New York, NY

Latricia A. Turner-McConnell
Atherton, CA

UMMA Executive Committee

Matthew Biro
Professor and Chair
Department of History of Art

Celeste A. Brusati
Professor of History of Art,
Women's Studies, and Art

David Y. Chung
Professor of Art and Design
 

James A. Cogswell, Jr.
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Professor of Art

Kenneth C. Fischer
President
University Musical Society

Christopher Wolff Kendall
Professor of Music (Conducting)
 

Nojin Kwak, Director
Nam Center for Korean Studies
 

Gunalan Nadarajan
Dean and Professor of Art and Design

Alexander D. Potts
Max Loehr Collegiate Professor
of the History of Art

Carla M. Sinopoli
Director, Museum Studies Program
Professor of Anthropology

Sidonie Smith
Mary Fair Croushore Professor 
Director, Institute for the Humanities

Peter D. Sparling
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Professor of Dance

UMMA Student Engagement Council (2015-2016)

Haya Alfarhan
English

Karen Bates
History/ Museum Studies

Rachel Bissonnette
History of Art

Victoria Bornstein
Art & Design/Communication Studies

Cameron Bothner
Linguistics

Samantha Breecher
Classical Languages and Literature

Sydney Cavanagh
Art & Design / History of Art / Museum Studies / Creative Writing

Tori Cox
History of Art / Museum Studies

Katie Fleckenstein
History of Art / Art & Design

Janavi Goldblum
History of Art / Food in the Environment

Amie Gook
Economics

Sarah Harthun
French / International Studies / History of Art

Lexi Harounian
History of Art/Museum Studies

Halle Jarvi
History of Art / Museum Studies

Soon Ju Kim
Art & Design / Statistics

Rebecca Levin
English / Lingusitics

Austyn Marks
History / Political Science

Kelsey Messina
History of Art / Museum Studies

Colleen Murphy
History of Art / Museum Studies

Kirsten Neal
History / Museum Studies

Jillian Neill
History of Art / Museum Studies

Tree Park
History of Art/ International Studies

Amanda Peters
History of Art / History

Jean Rafaelian
Cognitive Science / History of Art

Michelle Rusinek
Art & Design/ History of Art

Ellen Seidell
Art & Design / History of Art

Anne Sherfield
Classical Archaeology

David Streicher
History of Art / Museum Studies

Jiin Suh
Art & Design

Becca Weisz
Art & Design

Lingyan Margaret Xu
East Asian Studies

Jennifer Yang
Business / Chinese / Art & Design

Lu Zhang
Business/ Statistics

Mo Zhang
History of Art