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June 17, 2012

Hoskins no longer listed as EKU Arts Center director


Debra Hoskins, the director who guided Eastern Kentucky University’s Center for the Arts through its inaugural season, appears to have left the position.
On Saturday, the staff listing on did not include her name or title, only the support staff.
Asked Friday morning whether reports of Hoskins’ resignation were true, EKU spokesperson Marc Whitt would neither confirm nor deny her departure but said he expected a statement on status would be released by early evening.
However, by 7:30 p.m. Friday, no statement was released and none was available as late as mid-afternoon Saturday.
The center closed its first season on June 5 with a concert by tribute groups for the Coasters, the Drifters and the Platters. An announcement of the second season’s line-up was expected soon. Only a concert by world-renown cellist Yo Yo Ma on March 20 had been previously announced for the upcoming season.
Hoskins was appointed the center’s director in late January 2011. The center’s original director, Katherine Eckstrand, announced in December 2010 that she would be leaving the next month after less than 14 months on the job.
Before taking the helm at the EKU Center, Hoskins had worked for 20 years at Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts, rising to assistant director. The Garrard County resident earned two degrees from EKU.
The EKU Center opened Sept. 9 with a black-tie, invitation-only event featuring the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra. The first public performance was Sept. 24 by country music star Wynonna Judd, a Kentucky native who spent part of her childhood in Madison County while her mother was a EKU student.
On Saturday night, the annual Pattie A. Clay Medical Center Auxiliary’s ball took place at the center. The event was one that Hoskins had said early-on she hoped the facility could host. In mid-September, the center hosted the Richmond Area Arts Council’s annual Arts Gala.

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