Raymond T. Grant is Southern Utah University’s Distinguished Fellow for Creative Engagement. Grant has enjoyed a multi-faceted career in the arts, education, business, and creative industries having served as director of the Tisch Center for the Arts and general manager of the American Symphony Orchestra in New York City, executive director of Robert Redford’s Sundance Resort, and artistic director of the Olympic Arts Festival for the 19th Olympic Winter Games. He has consulted with and produced events in some of this country’s most important cultural and entertainment institutions including Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, New York's Central Park, the Walt Disney Company, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Grant, a licensed music educator in the State of Utah, serves as a North American correspondent for the Arts Management Network. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education (BME) degree from the University of Kansas – School of Music and a master's degree in Arts Administration from New York University, the terminal degree in the field. He has served as a panel member for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).
Jon McNaughtan is the Special Assistant to the President at Southern Utah University. He serves as the President's point man on various projects around campus ranging from student conduct to organizing academic conferences. Jon is a graduate of Southern Utah University where he served as Student Association President in 2008. While serving the students of SUU he fell in love with public service and higher education.. After SUU he completed a Masters of Education focusing on Educational Policy, Organizations, and Leadership at Stanford University. He is married to the love of his life Elisabeth and they had their first child in February.
Jon is excited to be a part of the Cedar City community and to participate in expanding the many cultural opportunities in Southern Utah.