R. Jane Chu is a petite powerhouse who is the new chair of the National Endowment for the Arts. The former president and chief executive officer of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Chu, 56, brings formidable credentials to the job, including a Ph.D. in philanthropic studies. Chu returns to Kansas City Sept. 15 and 16 for the first time since becoming chair in June as she uses her new post as a bully pulpit, challenging Americans at all economic and social levels to participate in the arts and to leverage limited funding for the arts. Photos taken in Washington D.C. on September 8, 2014. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca/McClatchy)
R. Jane Chu is a petite powerhouse who is the new chair of the National Endowment for the Arts. The former president and chief executive officer of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Chu, 56, brings formidable credentials to the job, including a Ph.D. in philanthropic studies. Chu returns to Kansas City Sept. 15 and 16 for the first time since becoming chair in June as she uses her new post as a bully pulpit, challenging Americans at all economic and social levels to participate in the arts and to leverage limited funding for the arts. Photos taken in Washington D.C. on September 8, 2014. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca/McClatchy) ABACAUSA.COM
R. Jane Chu is a petite powerhouse who is the new chair of the National Endowment for the Arts. The former president and chief executive officer of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Chu, 56, brings formidable credentials to the job, including a Ph.D. in philanthropic studies. Chu returns to Kansas City Sept. 15 and 16 for the first time since becoming chair in June as she uses her new post as a bully pulpit, challenging Americans at all economic and social levels to participate in the arts and to leverage limited funding for the arts. Photos taken in Washington D.C. on September 8, 2014. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca/McClatchy) ABACAUSA.COM

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