Eric Lapin sees his participation in this year’s President’s Leadership Institute (PLI) as a natural extension of the work he was doing to earn his Clemson Ph.D. He is using his PLI experience to find ways to incorporate the arts into the larger mission of Clemson University. PLI is giving him the chance to work with top administrators and see the university from “the 30,000-foot level.”

Lapin is the director of artistic initiatives for the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts and a senior lecturer of music in the department of performing arts. He teaches courses in applied clarinet, arts administration and jazz history. As a clarinetist, Lapin has performed with the Piccolo Spoleto Festival Orchestra, the Spartanburg Philharmonic and the Limestone College Wind Ensemble. He also has given solo performances for the Greenville Music Teachers Association and the 2012 Clemson University Victor Hurst Academic Convocation.

Visit the President’s Leadership Institute web page to learn more about the program and participants.