Nannette V. Maciejunes will be the Keynote Speaker for the Bexley High School Class of 2019 Commencement Ceremony on May 26. Nannette, who has led the Columbus Museum of Art since 2003, graduated from Bexley in 1971. Current BHS Student Council President and senior, Rose Thomas invited Nannette to serve as Keynote Speaker on behalf of her graduating class.
â€œItâ€™s an honor to have been chosen to give the commencement speech for the Bexley High School Class of 2019,â€ said Nannette. â€œAs a former Lion myself, itâ€™s especially meaningful to me to have the opportunity to offer insight, inspiration, and advice to this yearâ€™s soon-to-be graduates.â€
Nannette began at the Columbus Museum of Art in 1984 as a curatorial research assistant. Prior to that she was Director of Denison Universityâ€™s Gallery. She also served as Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis. Nannette graduated from Denison University with a B.A. in History of Art and an M.A. with further graduate studies toward a Ph.D. from the Ohio State University. She is also a graduate of Stanford Universityâ€™s Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders and the Gettyâ€™s Leadership Institute for Museum Management. In 2018, Nannette was appointed Adjunct Assistant Professor in Ohio Stateâ€™s Arts Administration, Education and Policy Program
An activity community leader, Maciejunes has served on numerous nonprofit boards, including the Columbus Art Commission. In 2006, she received the Ohio Governorâ€™s Award for the Arts in the category of Arts Administration and the South Side Settlement House Spirit of Volunteerism Award. In 2009, Manciejunes was named a YWCA Woman of Achievement.