KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kauffman Center President & CEO Jane Chu was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to the position of Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts according to the press release.
President Obama nominated Chu for the position in February 2014.
Kauffman Center Chairman of the Board Julia Irene Kauffman issued the following statement:
“I am thrilled that the United States Senate confirmed Jane Chu for the prestigious chairmanship of the National Endowment for the Arts. Although we will miss her at the Kauffman Center, I believe the president and the United States Senate saw in Jane what we know to be true in Kansas City: She is an outstanding leader who brings people together to get things done."
Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill issued this statement following the confirmation .
"I have no doubt that Jane will make Missouri proud. She's spent years enriching the culture and strengthening the business community in Kansas City, and I'm looking forward to seeing her bring that same leadership to the national stage."