Christopher Howard will become president of Robert Morris University on Feb. 1. A native of Plano, Texas, Howard comes to Pittsburgh from Farmville, Va., where he has been president of Hampden-​Sydney College since 2009. Howard previously was vice president for leadership and strategic initiatives at the University of Oklahoma, and has worked for…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sub Heading Professionals New to Pittsburgh
It’s not a secret, but I actually was born in Pittsburgh. I don’t talk about it, not because I’m not proud of Pittsburgh; Pittsburgh is great. But in Pittsburgh, if you say you were born here, everybody expects you to know everything about it. When I was a little kid, my family moved,…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sub Heading A life’s recounting in the subject’s own words
  • Sidebar Title J. Kevin McMahon
  • Sidebar Sub Title Arts & Culture Executive
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    • Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, President & CEO (2001 – present)
    • Carnegie Mellon University, Heinz College, Adjunct Professor (present)
    • Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C., Executive Vice President (19922001)
    • New School for Social Research, New York City, Vice President for Development (19831992)
    • City University of New York, MBA (1990)
    • Hiram College, BA, economics & psychology (1974)
The motto painted on the wall of Chautauqua Institution’s outdoor amphitheater exhorts the audience to “Share Your Light.” It’s a message that Chautauquans take seriously, returning annually to the lakeshore community to debate, learn and generally immerse themselves in ethics, arts, music and current events. But as the lakeside institution just over the…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2014
  • Sub Heading The Chautauqua Institution celebrates 140 fascinating years
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