Jeff Kimpton

Jeff Kimpton concludes his 14-year presidency at Interlochen Center for the Arts on June 1.
Interlochen Center for the Arts

Jeff Kimpton is wrapping up his 14-year presidency at Interlochen Center for the Arts. Next week, he will retire and move to Minneapolis with his wife Julie.


     Strings Attached has become an overnight sensation about the role that great teachers play in setting expectations in our lives. Authors Joanne Lipman and Melanie Kupchynksy joined Interlochen President Jeff Kimpton in the studios of IPR during a recent visit to the Interlochen campus.  In this interesting and revealing interview, these issues are discussed with the authors and two other national figures: Steve Hayden, former Executive Vice President of the world's largest advertising agency Ogilvy Mather, and Dr. Mary Palmer, dean emerita of the Univ. of Central Florida College of Education and one of the nation's top arts education advocates.