IHAN congratulates its partner Lehman College on the groundbreaking for its new Performing Arts Center. IHAN’s youth representative attended the groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday, November 28. Lehman is renovating and expanding its current facility. The 5,595 square foot expansion will feature a strategic layout that both optimizes energy efficiency and makes the not-for-profit center, which predates the Americans with Disabilities Act, fully accessible to all patrons. Lehman expects to complete the renovation in about 18 months. Bronx Borough President and Lehman alumnus, Ruben Diaz Jr., expressed his pride in Lehman’s commitment to supporting their community by facilitating access to both quality higher education and the fine arts. IHAN has a long collaborative relationship with the College. Dr. Sorosh Roshan, IHAN’s President, received an honorary degree from Lehman College. For the past 13 years, she has served as a Director of the Lehman Foundation. Lehman College and IHAN have collaborated on several major activities. Highlights include:In November 2017, Lehman College was an active participant and cosponsor with IHAN of a conference on The International Community’s Response to Challenges Facing Refugees and Forced Migrants;In 2006, Lehman College joined with IHAN to sponsor and help organize a joint peace summit held in Hiroshima Japan in 2006; andA conference on the earth and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.Lehman and IHAN have also organized annual fundraising Galas for student scholarships.
Photo: Eva Bornstein (Executive Director, Lehman Center for the Performing Arts), James B. Milliken (Chancellor, CUNY), Dr. Jose Luis Cruz (President, Lehman College), Hon. Ruben Diaz Jr. (President, Borough of the Bronx.) joined several Bronx community leaders in the Groundbreaking.