Tom Tomlinson http://wkyufm.org en Layoffs Announced at SKyPAC as Turnover Continues http://wkyufm.org/post/layoffs-announced-skypac-turnover-continues <p>Three days after the resignation of SKyPAC’s executive director and CEO, the Bowling Green-based performing arts center has confirmed that it is laying off five employees.&nbsp;<br /><br />The vice chairwoman of the SKyPAC Foundation board tells the <a href="http://www.bgdailynews.com/news/skypac-lays-off-five-people-today/article_c8e466d1-b889-593c-bfd2-476c1a2cba00.html" target="_blank">Daily News</a> that SKyPAC may have been “overstaffed in some areas”.&nbsp; Names of those who lost their jobs have not been made public.&nbsp; No other layoffs are expected.&nbsp;<br /><br />CEO and Executive Director Tom Tomlinson departed last week for a job with another performing arts center outside of Kentucky.<br /> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 00:01:50 +0000 WKU Public Radio News 44287 at http://wkyufm.org Layoffs Announced at SKyPAC as Turnover Continues SKyPAC's Tomlinson Leaving Bowling Green for Job Outside State http://wkyufm.org/post/skypacs-tomlinson-leaving-bowling-green-job-outside-state <p></p><p>The Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center is searching for a new leader.</p><p>SKyPAC executive director and CEO Tom Tomlinson is leaving the Bowling Green-based organization to lead a new performing arts center outside the state.</p><p>Tomlinson was hired in early 2012 to lead SKyPAC following the $35 million dollar center’s opening.</p><p>A news release from SKyPAC says a search committee has been formed to find a new executive director.</p><p>Details on Tomlinson’s new job aren’t being released until next week, as the new employer requested confidentiality until then. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 21:47:15 +0000 WKU Public Radio News 44173 at http://wkyufm.org SKyPAC's Tomlinson Leaving Bowling Green for Job Outside State SKyPAC Deciding Best Use for Bowling Green's Capitol Arts Center http://wkyufm.org/post/skypac-deciding-best-use-bowling-greens-capitol-arts-center <p>About 80 citizens gathered in Bowling Green over the weekend for a public meeting on the future of the Capitol Arts Center downtown. Tom Tomlinson is executive director of the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center, which now operates the Capitol.&nbsp; Asked if the historic venue can continue to compete with SKyPAC and WKU's Van Meter Hall, Tomlinson said "yes."</p><p>"I think it's a matter of size," said Tomlinson.&nbsp; "There are activities that are appropriate for our (SKyPAC) 1,800 seats.&nbsp; There are activities appropriate for the 1,100-seat Van Meter Hall, and then there are activities more appropriate for the 600 or so seats currently at the Capitol."</p><p>Based on community feedback, Tomlinson says there's a strong desire to see the Capitol used as an independent and/or foreign film venue, as well as an expansion of youth programs.&nbsp;</p><p>Other public meetings are planned in the coming months. Mon, 04 Feb 2013 22:29:50 +0000 Lisa Autry 25913 at http://wkyufm.org SKyPAC Deciding Best Use for Bowling Green's Capitol Arts Center