Folklorist, civic leader, and educator Susan Eleuterio has been elected chair of the board of directors of Illinois Humanities.
An Illinois Humanities board member since 2013, Eleuterio has conducted fieldwork, research, and public humanities programming with cultural and ethnic groups across the United States. Her work includes developing exhibits, performances, folk arts education workshops, and residencies in schools, along with professional development programs for teachers, students, adults, and artists for schools, museums, arts education agencies, and arts organizations across the United States.
She is the former Co-Chair of the Chicago-based Crossroads Fund Board of Directors and has extensive experience in philanthropy and grant-making. Eleuterio has previously served on panels for the National Endowment for the Arts as well as for the Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, and New York State Arts Councils.
Eleuterio serves as an adjunct faculty member at Goucher College’s Masters in Cultural Sustainability program and as Director of the Graduate Virtual Writing Center.
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