Announcing the Larry Epstein EAM Endowment Fund
March 9, 2021
After 17 years of serving the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design community, Professor Larry Epstein retired from Drexel in September of 2020. During his tenure, Epstein launched the Bachelor of Science in Entertainment & Arts Management (EAM) in 2006 and served as the program's director until 2012. Thanks to Epstein's guidance, Drexel's highly regarded EAM program is key to Drexel’s recognition as one of the Top Colleges for Arts Management, providing students with an immersive learning environment centered on the creative industries, one of the fastest-growing economic sectors in the United States and around the world. In 2012, Epstein transitioned into his new role as department head for Arts & Entertainment Enterprise. He served for six years until 2018 when he stepped down to become a Teaching Professor and Director of Special Projects for Westphal College. Epstein joined Westphal College as Assistant Dean in 2003.
Now, as Professor Emeritus, Epstein teaches part-time in the EAM program and continues his contributions to the Westphal community with a generous gift to support the EAM program, establishing the Larry Epstein EAM Endowment Fund. "The Larry Epstein EAM Endowment Fund is a game-changer for the program and its students," says Julie Goodman, department head for Arts & Entertainment Enterprise. "The generous gift creates an ongoing source of support for students that can be used to promote equity and provide relief. It creates additional capacity for student engagement by removing financial barriers to participation. Larry Epstein is the [Entertainment & Arts Management] program's founding director, and his gift ensures that generations of EAM students to come will be able to pursue their passion at Drexel. It's the ultimate expression of support from someone who cares deeply about the program and its students, and though Larry has retired from full-time teaching, it ensures that his impact on EAM's success continues."
Epstein's profound impact on Westphal's community will continue to be felt for generations to come. If you are interested in supporting the Larry Epstein EAM Endowment Fund, please click here or contact:
Nik Kozel ’12
Executive Director of Development
Westphal College of Media Arts & Design