DSU names interim director for arts center

By The Associated Press

CLEVELAND — Laura Howell has been named interim executive director for the Bologna Performing Arts Center at Delta State University.

Howell has served the last two years as arts education coordinator for the BPAC. The announcement was made Thursday.

Howell replaces Roseann Buck, who had served as executive director since June of 2010 and whose contract was not renewed this year, according to the university.

A native of the Netherlands, Howell grew up in North Carolina and attended college at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she served as president of the university’s Pan-Hellenic Council. She taught for two years at Carver Elementary School in Indianola.

The Bologna Performing Arts Center opened in 1995.

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