I was on parade this morning for a four hour strategy session with my fellow members of the Advisory Board of the Chicago College of the Performing Arts. Volunteers on boards of not for profits give up a great deal of their leisure time to serve - and there is no reason why I should not so the same. There is work to be done and it is a delight in itself to see the dedication of busy people to the mission and purpose of the CCPA.
I believe that we had a productive time. The college's Dean, Henry Fogel, is both benign and energetic - an inspiration I think to all board members and they are delighted to play their part.
I am not going to go into all our deliberations. But I can say that all being well there are exciting things in store. The problems and challenges are clear, the opportunities are immense, and we have the people to get good things done. I am really happy that COT continues to work closely with the CCPA. Our joint diploma program is a beacon, and demonstrates the value of these rare collaborations between educational establishments in our field and professional companies.
I walked back up Michigan Avenue to do some errands and found that I had walked a mile before I took the bus home. It has been a lovely day here. And the pleasure of passing by the south garden of the Art Institute (below) only added to the feel good sensation of the day.