HAMMOND and WESTVILLE, Ind. — Purdue University Northwest (PNW) Chancellor Thomas L. Keon has been elected to the board of directors of the La Porte County Symphony Orchestra (LCSO).
The LCSO has served the residents of La Porte County and beyond for 47 years with its esteemed orchestra of 60 musicians. 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. Currently a board member for the La Porte County Strategic Planning Steering Committee, the Alliance for Regional Development, One Region, the Northwest Indiana Forum, and serving as chairman of the board of directors of the Urban League of Northwest Indiana, Keon is pleased to also serve the prestigious LCSO, a cornerstone of the performing arts for the area. He will serve on the symphony’s Engagement Committee.
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