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Barbara Hayward `72


A graduate of Marymount Manhattan College (Class of 1972), she majored in Communication Arts, which at the time was a department of the Division of Performing and Visual Arts.  Barbara has served on the Marymount Dance Advisory Board since 2007.  She has chaired Marymount’s Annual Dance Gala twice, in 2010 and in 2013.  In 2016, Barbara drafted a “Statement of Purpose, Structure, and Responsibilities” for the Dance Advisory Board, which formalizes its function. It is currently under review prior to adoption by the Board.    


As an alumna, Barbara was invited to serve as Stage Manager for Waiting for Godot, the 1975 inaugural production held in the then newly-opened Theresa Lang Theatre.  Later, in 2006, she served on the MMC President’s Planning Committee for the This is the Day Capital Campaign, which raised over $36 million for the College;  and, in 2009, she served on the committee for the MMC memorial tribute to celebrate the life of J. William Bordeau (1937-2009), Professor Emeritus of Theatre Arts, who had been central to establishing the Bachelor of Fine Arts programs in Acting and in Dance at Marymount.  In recognition of Bill Bordeau’s tireless commitment to Marymount, Barbara and four other alumni donated funds to enable the renovation and naming dedication, in 2014, of the J. William Bordeau Black Box Theatre, Marymount’s alternate performance space, which is used regularly by both the Theatre Arts and the Dance Departments.    


Barbara is a nonprofit executive management and fundraising professional who recently relocated from Manhattan to northwestern Connecticut.  Barbara has served as executive director of several cultural and other charitable organizations, and currently she works for a nonprofit organization that breeds and trains service dogs.