If you would like to participate in the election process for the next alumna trustee, you vote here. If you vote, you are endorsing candidate, Dwandalyn Reece ’85 for her first three-year term beginning on July 1, 2017. Her details can be found below:
Dwan is Curator of Music and Performing Arts at the Smithsonian’s newest museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture. She created the inaugural exhibition, Musical Crossroads which opened in the museum’s new building in 2016. Dwan previously worked at several museums and grant-making organizations including the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Louis Armstrong House and Archives, the Brooklyn Historical Society, and the Motown Historical Museum. Graduating from Scripps in 1985 with her B.A. in American Studies and Music, Dwan went on to receive her M.A. in American Culture and a Certificate in Museum Practice from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in Performance Studies from New York University. Dwan received the Scripps Distinguished Alumna award in 2015 in recognition of her significant accomplishments.
Dwan’s active life of civic engagement and civic service includes work with boards on governance, assessment and strategic planning. This experience will be a valuable contribution to the Scripps Board of Trustees. Her lifelong commitment to the Humanities and to issues concerning diversity, inclusivity and community-building is evidenced through her career path. Dwan will also be a voice of regional diversity as she lives in the Washington DC area.