JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A man in charge of bringing major musical talents and other attractions to Jonesboro is retiring.
According to a news release, Tim Dean, director of the Arkansas State University Convocation Center, will retire on March 31 marking 30 years at the position.
Dean started his career as the concert coordinator for the Student Union Board while he was a student at A-State.
He was hired as the assistant director of the Convo in February 1987 before being promoted to director in September 1998.
The director brought the talents of Garth Brooks, Ray Charles, Taylor Swift, Reba, and many more artists to the Convo. He also booked national touring shows like the Harlem Globetrotters, Monster Jam, and Sesame Street LIVE while hosting A-State Commencements and sporting events.
Dean released the following statement about his retirement:
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