Harlem School of the Arts president to step down

Posted on: March 13, 2015

“Yvette L. Campbell, who helped lead the Harlem School of the Arts out of a period of financial struggle as president and chief executive for the last four years, will step down in June,” writes Robin Pogrebin in Monday’s (3/10) New York Times. “Campbell and her family are relocating to the United Arab Emirates where she plans to pursue a career in international arts management. ‘I feel I’ve done what I came to do,’ Ms. Campbell said in a telephone interview. ‘The organization was not in a stable place; it is now on solid footing.’ In her four years as head of the institution, Ms. Campbell helped raise more than $11 million, including a multi-million-dollar leadership gift from Herb Alpert, the musician and philanthropist, after whom the school’s Harlem home was renamed in March 2013. Under Ms. Campbell, enrollment increased by 40 percent and the school gave out $1.1 million in financial aid and scholarships…. The school annually serves nearly 4,000 young people from across the greater New York metropolitan area at its center in Harlem, and through its arts education programs in the city’s public and charter schools and community centers.”

Posted March 13, 2015