Grace Kelmer - Vice President

 is the Director of The Mendel Center Mainstage at Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor, Michigan. She joined the team in 2014 as Front of House Manager, later serving as Associate Director until assuming the role of Director in July 2018. Grace is particularly passionate about growing The Mendel Center’s Arts Factor ticket subsidization program benefitting underserved community members, and increasing attendance and engagement among students and young professionals. Prior to her time at The Mendel Center, Grace served as Cultural Programs Coordinator for the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College’s Rhythm ‘n’ Blue Ash and ARTrageous Saturdays series, and spent three summer seasons working in the programming department at Lakeside Chautauqua. She holds a Master of Arts in Arts Administration and from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati Linder College of Business, and a Bachelor of Arts in Music and German from Illinois Wesleyan University.