New director named for Kansas City's American Jazz Museum

2 years 4 months 4 weeks ago Friday, January 22 2016 Jan 22, 2016 Friday, January 22, 2016 4:31:40 AM CST January 22, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, (AP) — A new executive director has been named for the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City.

The museum said in a release Thursday that Cheptoo Kositany-Buckner has been named executive director of the museum, which is located in the city's historic 18th and Vine District. Kositany-Buckner was previously the deputy director of the Kansas City Public Library.

Kositany-Buckner, a native of Kenya, is also a board member and officer of the Black Archives of Mid-America and is also a past president of the Mid-American Library Alliance Council.

She takes over at the museum in early March.

The museum, which opened in 1997, has about 25 staffers and an annual budget of about $2 million.

 

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