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Jane Hansberry, Ph.D.

University of Colorado Denver
School of Public Affairs
P.O. Box 173364 - Campus Box 142
Denver, CO 80217 - 3364

     Jane Hansberry is Managing Director of Think 360 Arts Complete Education.  In addition to her management positions Dr. Hansberry has taught at University of Colorado School of Public Affairs and more recently at the University of Denver’s University College in its Masters in Arts Management program.  Hansberry’s areas of research include the economic impact of arts and culture, nonprofit and public sector governance and organizational development, regional cultural asset districts, and the facilitation of collaboration.  Prior to her doctoral studies Hansberry served from 1990-1999 as the District Administrator for the metropolitan Denver Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, a national prototype for arts and culture funding that distributes $45 million sales tax to more than 350 arts and science organizations in metro Denver.

     Dr. Hansberry worked in local government and human services in rural Colorado in the 1980’s.  She was the founding executive director of a women’s resource center in rural Colorado and was a founder of services to victims and survivors of domestic abuse.  From 1983-1987 Hansberry served as the General Manager of the Fraser Valley Metro Recreation District in Winter Park, CO and in that capacity was a member of the management team that built Pole Creek Golf Course. 
     Dr. Hansberry has served on numerous nonprofit boards and committees, including Denver’s Rape Awareness and Assistance Program; Denver Comprehensive Plan 2010; Denver Schools Budget Advisory Committee; Denver Metro Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.  She has been involved in developing ski racing programs for skiers with disabilities, and has been involved with Winter Park’s National Sports Center for the Disabled as a disabled athlete and instructor.  Dr. Hansberry holds a doctorate in Public Administration with an emphasis in Nonprofit Management from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, a Master’s of Public Administration from the University of Colorado and a Bachelor’s of Science in Economics from the University of Massachusetts.

Past and present management clients include:

Think 360 Arts Complete Education, Denver Colorado
National Council of Architectural Review Boards, Washington, D.C.
Middle Park Land Trust, Grand County, Colorado
Smart Energy Living Alliance, Lakewood, Colorado
Summer Scholars, Denver, Colorado
ArtReach, Denver Colorado
Alliance for Regional Stewardship, Alexandria, Virginia
Civic Results, Denver, Colorado
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