New director named for Kansas City's American Jazz Museum
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.