The Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts announces its new Executive Director, Xavier Verna. Verna previously served as Director of Education for the Sphinx Organization in Detroit, a national arts organizations focused on youth and professional development through diversity in the arts. Verna received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theater & Dance. He has worked in various schools in cities such as Ann Arbor, Toledo, and Alexandria, VA, as a private teacher and as a band and drumline director. Anyone interested in meeting The Ramsdell's new Director is invited to an open house at the Ramsdell in Hardy Hall on February 23rd between 5:30 and 7:30 pm.