Chairman of the Board
Bill Hopper was born in Traverse City, Michigan and grew up in California, Hawaii and New York. He graduated from Enterprise High School and attended Troy State University earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and Business Administration with a minor in Art History, a Masters degree in Criminal Justice. He spent 16 years with the Examiners of Public Accounts and 10 years at Troy State University as Senior Vice Chancellor of Financial Affairs. After retiring from Troy he spent 21 years with Marriott Management Services and Sodexo. He has held numerous leadership roles in community and civic organizations. He is currently Chairman of the City Planning Commission , a position he has held for nearly 30 years. He is also the President of the Troy University National Alumni Association.
The opportunity to serve as Chairman of the Board and CEO is a pleasure and honor that allows me to continue my community service. The Center's mission includes bringing art education to the citizens of Troy and Pike County. Our goal is all our citizens have the opportunity enjoy our facilities and "Experience the Arts".