Pam Shockley-Zalabak

UCCS announced it will name a new main stage theater after Chancellor Emerita Pam Shockley-Zalabak following a successful $1.5 million fundraising campaign.

“CU Regent Kyle Hybl and his wife Sally, both CU graduates and longtime residents of Colorado Springs, spearheaded the effort,” according to a release from the university.

The funds will name the Ent Center for the Arts main stage theater after Shockley-Zalabak who retired in February.

According to the release, “Shockley-Zalabak began her UCCS career in 1976 as an honorarium instructor and progressed through faculty and administrative ranks until she was named interim chancellor in 2001 and chancellor in 2002.”

The $70 million UCCS Ent Center for the Arts is currently under construction and will feature five performance venues, rehearsal studios, classrooms, practice rooms, balconies and gardens. A dedication event for the Shockley-Zalabak Theater is tentatively planned for February 2018, according to the release.

More than 219 donors so far have supported the campaign, to include a $75,000 commitment from the Boettcher Foundation.

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Bryan Grossman has lived in Colorado for 26 years, is a graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder and has been a reporter for the Colorado Springs Business Journal since 2014. His beats include health care, small business and the economy of sports. Grossman has worked in a print journalism newsroom, on and off, since 2004.


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