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Dr. Donald Hecht

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Board Member

Phone: (714) ***-****  HQ Phone
Pacific Symphony
3631 S. Harbor Blvd. Suite 100
Santa Ana, California 92704
United States

Company Description: •The Pacific Symphony is the largest orchestra formed in the United States in the last thirty years. •Pacific Symphony Music Director Carl St. Clair is the first...   more

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  • Ph.D.
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Pacific Symphony : Board of Directors, 12 June 2014 [cached]
Donald Hecht
The Board of Directors of the ..., 28 Nov 2013 [cached]
The Board of Directors of the Balboa Performing Arts Theatre Foundation, the nonprofit organization guiding the rebirth of the historic, city-owned Balboa Village Theatre, voted to dissolve the current board membership, except for the newly named Chairman of the Board Dr. Donald Hecht, according to a press release issued by the foundation on Monday. The board also encouraged Dr. Hecht to build a new board and revision the theatre.
"The Board discussed and decided that while its current membership has made great progress toward reopening the theatre, that a new group of planners, thinkers and community support builders would be best able to complete the reopening," said Dr. Hecht in a statement. "I want to acknowledge the substantial contributions of the former board members in bringing this project to its current status, and I applaud the Board's selfless decision. I will work to build a board and theatre that will honor their work."
Hecht said he would meet with each former board member to determine if there is a role they would like to play in reopening this theatre.
According to the press release, Dr. Hecht will also lead a redesign of the theatre. Plans for the redesign will begin to be unveiled in early 2014. The theatre's reopening is targeted for mid-2015. Dr. Hecht will begin recruiting new board members in mid-December.
The board appointed Dr. Hecht chairman of the board last month. Hecht and his wife Sue live on Balboa Peninsula. In 1978, Hecht founded California Southern University, where he is President Emeritus. He also sits on the boards of Pacific Symphony and Big Brothers, Big Sisters.
"One of the conditions set forth by the City for the foundation to qualify for the City's challenge loan was to build and develop the foundation's Board of Directors," stated Councilman Mike Henn in the press release. Henn, whose district includes the Balboa Village Theatre, added that "I am confident Dr. Hecht will build a strong board which will bring the theatre's vision into reality and most importantly secure the community's support of the theatre."
Northcentral University (Prescott Valley, AZ), 8 Dec 2012 [cached]
President: Dr. Donald Hecht
Northcentral University Street Address 505 W. Whipple St. Prescott, AZ 86301
Prescott Valley Tribune -, 25 Mar 2004 [cached]
Dr. Donald Hecht, head of Northcentral University, said at Thursday's Town Council work session, that the Internet-based college would provide jobs and revenue for the town.
Hecht said that the university would employ about 100 full-time staff after phase 1 of the proposed university is completed.
Globalized higher education a small world after all for Northcentral University Class of 2011, 4 Sept 2011 [cached]
Dr. Savard, a member of one of the early Northcentral graduating classes, first became an adult Student when the school was in a garage and such grand graduation ceremonies were still a gleam in founder Don Hecht's eyes.
The effort is genuine and one the University works every day to improve, Northcentral Founder Don Hecht said in impromptu remarks to family and friends of three new PhDs whose dissertations were cited as the year's best.
The research being recognized as outstanding and worthy of special honors today is exceptional, Dr. Hecht said, adding that the University's success is hinged to honoring every adult Student's own exceptional pursuit of academic excellence.
"Establishing and maintaining a quality online-only university has been a labor of love that, like any worthwhile pursuit in life, hasn't come without speed bumps," he said.
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