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Flowers joins Smith Opera House board

Robb Flowers, associate dean of students, was one of four people recently elected to the board of directors of the Finger Lakes Regional Arts Council/Smith Opera House.

He, Paula Burden and Noel Uzemack of Geneva and Stewart Orcutt of Penn Yan began one-year terms on Nov. 14.

Burden is a former educator in the Geneva City school system. She is a Eucharistic minister and lector at St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church.

Flowers has 12 years of experience in college student affairs, and is a former director of residential education. He came to Hobart and William Smith from Colgate University, where he served as assistant dean of the college.

Uzemack was the technical director for the Washington National Opera in Washington, D.D., for 12 years, and also served with Seattle Opera and San Francisco Opera.

Orcutt is a marketing and promotions professional with over 20 years of experience in the performing arts. He has toured professionally in a music group and has managed and co-owned a 3,000-seat concert venue in Milwaukee, Wis.

Governed by an all-volunteer board, the council's mission is to provide diverse and quality performing arts and educational enrichment opportunities for Finger Lakes residents and visitors in its restored historic venue, the Smith Opera House. Built for nurseryman, philanthropist and College founder William Smith in 1894 and seating 1,438 people, The Smith schedules a variety of musical and theatrical performances and films, on the largest indoor movie screen in the region, throughout the year.