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Reception to welcome new director

Delta Cultural Center - Thursday, November 10, 2016

The DCC will host a reception officially welcoming Kyle T. Miller as its new director on Thursday, November 17, from 5:30 – 7.In addition, retiring curator Bill Branch and maintenance technician Isaac Holland will be recognized.

A native of Helena, Miller comes from a well-known and respected family with a history of involvement in education and public service.

He has served as instructor and chair of the film and television department at the Metropolitan Career and Technical School of the Little Rock School District. He is also an adjunct professor in UALR’s Communications Department. Prior to his most recent positions, Miller was the director of the Phillips Community College’s “GEAR UP” program.

Miller earned a Ph.D. in higher education administration at the University of Mississippi in Oxford. He holds an M.S. from Arkansas State University and a B.A from the University of Central Arkansas. As director of GEAR UP, which helps area school children prepare for post-high school education, Miller oversaw curriculum development, design, and implementation for the nine participating school districts in the grant-supported project and managed a staff of 60 teachers and support personnel. No stranger to the Delta Cultural Center, Miller worked part-time as a public relations specialist at the DCC earlier in his career.

At the end of November the DCC will say “goodbye” to our curator, Bill Branch. He is retiring and plans to devote more time to his art in the new Bill Branch Studio in Memphis.

Branch has 10 years of full time service with the Department of Arkansas Heritage and has worked nearly 18 years of his career life in museums. In 2010, Branch was hired as the curator at Delta Cultural Center.

Isaac Holland recently retired as the longest-serving employee for the Delta Cultural Center, starting his career in 1995. He is the only employee who has seen the expansive growth of the DCC from its beginning in 1990.

The reception is free and open to the public.