Benjamín Juárez (AR 771 –Managing Performing Arts Organizations) is professor of fine arts at Boston University’s College of Fine Arts (CFA) and professor of the practice in the Arts Administration degree program. He served as dean of the College of Fine Arts from 2010 until 2015. Prior to joining BU, he was general director the Centro Nacional de las Artes (CENART), Mexico’s national arts center, during which time he launched joint programs with the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. He has also served as director of cultural activities for Universidad Anáhuac del Sur; head of music and dance at the National University of Mexico; and as a conductor with the State of Mexico Symphony Orchestra (1979 to 1981) and the Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra (1983 to 1987). Benjamín earned a BA at Centro Universitario México; a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration, Universidad Anáhuac México Sur; and an MFA at the California Institute of the Arts.