Picked to Lead GPAC
Fields has been hired as director for UNC Pembroke's Givens
Performing Arts Center, the region's largest stage for the arts.
Ms. Fields has 15
years of experience in public assembly facility management at the Cumberland
County Civic Center. She served as director of promotions, marketing
At GPAC, she will
be responsible for overall marketing and operations for the 1,700-seat
UNCP sponsors four
major series at the performing arts center - the Distinguished
Speaker Series, the Broadway and More
Series, the Nostalgia Series and
the Family Night Out Series. The building
is also home to university and community events, including the Miss
She reports to Dr.
Diane S. Jones, vice chancellor for Student Affairs.
"We feel fortunate
to have Ms. Fields join the UNCP family," Dr. Jones said. "She
brings a wealth of experience, expertise and energy to this position."
"She will be
a valuable asset to us in promoting and marketing GPAC and the wonderful
performers we bring each year," she said. " Ms. Fields is
very personable and professional. I look forward to working with her."
"She is excited
about the great product we have to offer, and I feel confident that
our performing arts center will continue to expand and receive quality
programming recognition under Ms. Fields leadership."
Ms. Fields said
she is pleased to join a program with a history of high quality entertainment.
"GPAC has a
wonderful, wonderful product," she said. "It's my job to increase
subscriptions, sponsorships and patrons and to make GPAC a household
name. I hope to bring GPAC to the forefront here in Robeson County and
continue expansion into the surrounding region."
there are still people in the region who do not know what a real jewel
they have at GPAC," Ms. Fields said. "Our overall season is
the best slate of entertainment and the best value in the region."
A Parkton, N.C.,
native, Ms. Fields graduated from UNCP in 1996, majoring in criminal
justice. She is married to Richard Fields and resides in the Bladen
County community of Tobermory.
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