OCPAC Chairman Defends His Prez

The chairman of the Orange County Performing Arts Center’s board is standing behind the center’s president, one day after published reports quoted former OCPAC staffers criticizing his leadership and blaming him for a series of high-level departures. “Many of those who have left were fundraisers; besides needing more than $10 million in yearly donations to balance its operating budget, the center is in a difficult campaign, still $75 million short of its goal, to fund the $237.5-million expansion.”