Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Restovic Named 2015 College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Alumna

Miranda Restovic, the president and executive director of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, has been named the 2015 University of New Orleans College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Alumna. Miranda Restovic, the president and executive director of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, has been named the 2015 University of New Orleans College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Alumna.

Miranda Restovic, the president and executive director of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, has been named the 2015 University of New Orleans College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Alumna.

She will be presented with the award during the annual College of Liberal Arts Honors Convocation on April 9 at 7 p.m. in the recital hall of the UNO Performing Arts Center. Each year, the College of Liberal Arts identifies a graduate who has a distinguished career in his or her chosen profession.

In addition to her role as president and executive director of the LEH, Restovic is also the director of PRIME TIME Family Reading Time, an interactive storytelling and group discussion program of the LEH. In her previous role as LEH deputy director, she led the organization’s strategic planning, coordinated the assessment process instituted by the National Endowment for the Humanities and directed federal initiatives, including PRIME TIME’s 10th national expansion grant.

During her tenure with PRIME TIME, Restovic has provided direction for strategic and extensive program expansion, resulting in the publication of the first longitudinal study linking PRIME TIME to student academic achievement. She also helped establish new programs in early childhood education and teacher professional development, as well as a comprehensive program model for schools and districts.

Restovic holds a Master in Public Administration degree from UNO and a bachelor’s degree in international relations and Italian from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass.

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities’ mission is to provide all Louisianans with access to and an appreciation of their own rich, shared and diverse historical, literary and cultural heritage through grant-supported outreach programs, family literacy and adult reading initiatives, teacher professional development institutes, publications, film and radio documentaries, museum exhibitions, cultural tourism, public lectures, library projects, and other public humanities programming.

PRIME TIME Inc. offers a set of unique, humanities-focused and outcomes-based programs designed to engage new and underserved children and families. Created by the LEH in 1991, PRIME TIME programs are proven to generate long-term improvements in family engagement and student academic achievement.

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