CU announces $2 million theater chair endowment
July 25, 2012
The University of Colorado recently received a $2 million commitment from Roe Green for a theater chair endowment. Roe is a former student and longtime supporter of the school's College of Arts and Sciences. The newly endowed chair for the Department of Theater and Dance will be the first ever for the discipline and it will be named after Green in honor of her financial support.
There are approximately 80 other endowed chairs at CU, which means those positions will receive ongoing funding, demonstrating the strength of the program. Green feels passionately about the importance of theater and has made other generous contributions to the program at Kent State, where she attended a Master's program in the discipline.
"This is a real game-changer for us," said department chair Bud Coleman, who will hold the Roe Green Chair in Theatre when funding begins in 2015. "It's a sign from the donor, from the outside world, that says, 'What you do counts.' It really validates theater training at a liberal arts university."
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