Jane Roesner Graves

JANE ROESNER GRAVES is the Executive Director of the Lawrence Children’s Choir. Ms. Graves graduated cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from Kansas State University. While there, she was chosen by her faculty for the outstanding public relations student of the year award. Her Master’s Degree is in Student Counseling and Personnel Services. She worked for ten years in residence life administration on college campuses, advising and mentoring student volunteer groups, with a special focus on women’s programming and student leadership development. As a Complex Director at the University of Kansas, she and her staff’s programming efforts earned them the Complex of the Year award. Her past nonprofit experience includes working as grant manager and organizer for Leadership Challenge, a community service and leadership training event for 200 Lawrence grade school students; Success By 6, a group supporting the importance of children’s early years; and YouthFriends, a mentoring program for Lawrence School Children. She is the primary grant and award writer for LCC, having written successful applications for several National Endowment for the Arts Awards and the 2012 Chorus America Educational Outreach Award. She is also a proud LCC mom; her daughter Maretta is in the Tour Choir.