W. Kamau Bell was named the Frank Sinatra Chair in the Performing Arts at Santa Clara University for 2017-18. Hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences Center for the Arts and Humanities, Bell will kick off his residency with a program Tuesday, November 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Louis B. Mayer Theatre on campus.
As Sinatra Artist-in-Residence, Bell will mentor and engage with students, faculty, and the Santa Clara University community. He will also continue his professional work, such as producing podcasts, on campus. In addition to his program in the fall, Bell will be in residence the weeks of February 12, 2018 and April 30, 2018.