Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Greenville County Schools Fine Arts Center Director Dr. Roy S. Fluhrer was recently presented with the Lifelong Service Award by the South Carolina Theatre Association. The award is presented annually to an individual who has contributed significantly to theatre in South Carolina throughout his lifetime.
Dr. Fluhrer has served as director of the Fine Arts Center, South Carolina’s first school for the gifted and talented in the literary, visual and performing arts, since 1989. He received his undergraduate degree at Northwestern University and his Master’s and Ph.D. degrees from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.
He served as Managing and Artistic Director of The Toledo Repertoire Theatre from 1966 to1978. From 1978 to 1988 he was on the faculty at the University of Idaho, serving as Chair of the Theatre Department, president of the Faculty Senate, director of the Idaho Repertoire Theatre and, from 1985 to 1988 as an assistant to the President of the University. In 1988 he was named Vice Chancellor for Arts and Academics at the North Carolina School of the Arts.
Other Outstanding Accomplishments
- Lifetime Support of the Arts Award, Metropolitan Arts Council (2014)
- President of the South Carolina Arts Alliance, where he continues as an emeritus board member
- Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Award, South Carolina’s highest arts award (2008)
- President of Arts Schools Network (2005-2007)
- Winthrop University Medal of Honor in the Arts (2006)
- South Carolina Dance Association Dance Advocacy Award (2006)
- Metropolitan Arts Council Visionary Award (2004)
- Arts Advocate of the Year by the South Carolina Art Education Association (2000)
- Board member of Arts Schools NETWORK; Jeffrey Lawrence Award, the highest award given by NETWORK to an arts administrator (2008)