Purdue University Northwest Chancellor Thomas Keon recently was elected to the board of directors of the La Porte County Symphony Orchestra.
The LCSO has served the residents of the greater La Porte County area for 47 years with its 60-member orchestra. The orchestra performs a variety of acclaimed concerts, including the annual Holiday at the Pops event, as well as educational concerts for the children of La Porte Community Schools and nearby school corporations, senior living centers, and agencies working with individuals with disabilities.
Keon is a longtime advocate of engaged partnerships between universities and local communities and a strong supporter of civic engagement and the arts, Purdue Northwest said in a statement. Keon currently serves on boards for the La Porte County Strategic Planning Steering Committee, the Alliance for Regional Development, One Region, the Northwest Indiana Forum, and as chairman of the board of directors of the Urban League of Northwest Indiana.
Keon will serve on the symphony’s engagement committee.