April 24, 2023

President & CEO Paul Hogle counted among Crain's 2023 Notables in Education Leadership

A portrait of Paul Hogle near a piano

CIM’s students, faculty and graduates aren’t the only ones in the news these days. 

Also among the featured: President & CEO Paul Hogle. 

On Monday, Hogle was one of 30 local figures highlighted in the 2023 “Notables in Education Leadership” list published by Crain’s Cleveland Business.  

Hogle was the only conservatory leader on a prestigious list including principals, CEOs, deans, directors and vice presidents representing universities, schools, organizations and museums offering everything from pre-school classes to post-doctoral research.  

Several of CIM’s University Circle peers also were represented on the list, including The Cleveland Institute of Art, Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals.  

A statement from Crain’s announcing the list said all 30 figures are proving the truth of Nelson Mandela’s claim that “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” 

“They are about making college...accessible...,” it said. “Each in their own way contributes to Mandela’s vision and to the principle that we all benefit when a mind is opened to learning and growth.” 

The full text of the citation is below. Please join us in congratulating President Hogle!  

“The Cleveland Institute of Music has changed quite a bit since Paul Hogle became president and CEO in 2016. 

The 103-year-old nonprofit is now “a smaller, more selective school with a culture of supporting graduates and sending alumni onto leading stages as performers, composers and administrators,” the nomination said. 

The change has generated “record-breaking application pools,” according to the nomination, and has resulted in CIM setting new standards for scholarship support each year since 2018. 

Hogle oversees 221 full- and part-time faculty and staff, and the nonprofit’s annual budget and endowment have increased to $16.5 million and $46 million, respectively, the nomination said. 

Hogle successfully empowers “all in his orbit, especially students and their teachers,” and is helping “to create an inclusive future for classical music” in Northeast Ohio, said Susan Rothmann, the chair of CIM’s board of trustees. 

Hogle played an integral role in CIM executing “an ambitious centennial plan” that included the construction of its first student housing complex, the nomination said. The institute launches programs that foster “diversity at all levels, including among audiences,” the nomination added.”