Delta Arts Center director steps down after 13 years

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Dianne Caesar is stepping down as director of the Delta Arts Center after 13 years. (Susan Gilmor/Winston-Salem Journal)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Dianne Caesar is stepping down after 13 years as executive director of the Delta Arts Center, according to The Winston-Salem Journal.

The paper reported that 68-year-old Caesar said she had been planning to retire later this year, but the center’s board of directors asked her to leave early as a cost-cutting measure. Friday will be Caesar’s last day.

The center celebrated its 40th anniversary last year. It ended its last fiscal year with a deficit of about $15,000.

“I’m really the only paid full-time person here,” Caesar said, according to The Journal. “By not having to pay me, we can begin to dig out of the hole.

“I love doing this and I’m sure I will miss it, but I think this is a wonderful establishment, and if that’s what’s needed to proceed, that’s what should be done,” Caesar said.

Read full story: The Winston-Salem Journal.