Dr. Karen Fosheim, chair of Delta State University’s Department of Music, was recently appointed to the board of directors for the Cleveland Music Foundation.
The CMF, a non-profit organization developed in 2011, owns and operates GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi housed on Delta State’s campus.
Fosheim will serve on the board in an ex officio role.
“I am honored and delighted to be appointed to the Cleveland Music Foundation board,” said Fosheim. “The Cleveland Music Foundation and the DSU Department of Music share a similar mission and vision, and I look forward to being a part of the discussion as we work to enhance the educational and cultural opportunities for the people of the Delta — and to create a positive face of Mississippi for the world at large.”
Delta State University President William N. LaForge, who also serves on the board in an ex officio role, said he was thrilled to appoint Fosheim to the position.
“I’m very pleased that Dr. Fosheim has agreed to serve as one of my ex officio appointees to the Cleveland Music Foundation Board of Directors,” said LaForge. “She is an ideal representative of the university from her position of chair of our outstanding music department. I know she will bring great expertise and perspectives to board deliberations.”
LaForge will continue to serve in the other university ex officio slot on the board. Additionally, Tricia Walker, director of Delta State’s Delta Music Institute, rounds out Delta State’s representation on the board as a full voting member.
Emily Havens, executive director of GRAMMY Museum Mississippi, said she’s looking forward to having Fosheim on board.
“We are excited that President LaForge has selected Dr. Karen Fosheim as the university’s appointee to serve as an ex officio member to the Cleveland Music Foundation,” said Havens. “I look forward to working with Karen and expanding and strengthening the educational opportunities with DSU.”
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