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Advisory Board 

Established in the summer of 2012, our College Advisory Board members are advocates in the community promoting awareness, engagement, and funding needs to foster academic excellence and support of students, faculty, and programs within the College. Our Advisory Board members include: Marny Glasser, Chair; Maite Arnedo-Jabour, Marta Batmasian, Robin Frost, Margo Green, Lalita Janke, Bernice Kaminski, Bea Knopf, Bonnie Koenig, Robert Marton, Marti LaTour, Penny Pompei, Tom Sliney and Howard Weiner.

The Advisory Board of Florida Atlantic University’s School of the Arts, along with FAU President and Mrs. John Kelly, and Heather Coltman, dean of FAU’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, hosted a reception and performance with Elisabeth von Trapp, granddaughter of the legendary Maria and Baron von Trapp of “Sound of Music” fame. Von Trapp performed a wide ranging concert including Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Favorite Things” and “Edelweiss,” as well as other classics. 

The event was underwritten by Marta and Jim Batmasian, as part of the Ambassador of the Arts Program, with all proceeds benefitting FAU’s School of the Arts. The Ambassador of the Arts Program was initiated in 2014 and currently has 17 members. These are community representatives that work to bring attention to the arts at FAU, and support art students.

“Through the Ambassador of the Arts Program, we hope to raise awareness in the community about the wealth of arts and cultural programming we have at FAU,” said Marta Batmasian. “We are looking for community members who understand the value of the arts and know the importance of supporting education as we hope to raise our numbers to 100 members.”

The reception was hosted at FAU’s Eleanor R. Baldwin House, the residence of President and Mrs. John Kelly. Others in attendance included members of the Advisory Board of FAU’s School of the Arts and faculty from FAU’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters. For more information about FAU’s Ambassador of the Arts Program, call 561-297-2337.






Advisory Board

From left, Bernice Kaminski, Marny Glasser, Margo Green, Marta Batmasian, Elisabeth von Trapp, Carol Snyder and Bea Knopf.