The theater space, which is currently known as Armstrong Theatre due to its location in the building at 14 E. Cache La Poudre St., is now known as the Kathryn Mohrman Theatre.
The event space will continue to host lectures, readings, film showing and live performances, CC spokeswoman Leslie Weddell wrote in a news release Thursday.
“Colorado College alone hosts more than 350 events each year that are free and open to the community, and many of these are held in the theatre space in Armstrong Hall,” the release said.
Mohrman, who served as president from 1993 to 2002, was the college’s first woman to serve as president, Weddell said.
“She laid out her vision for CC in her inaugural address, reinforcing the college’s liberal arts mission as a ‘community of learning and discovery’ and ‘an institution committed to understanding the human condition in all its richness and complexity,’” according to the release. “Mohrman set the tone for her tenure and nine years of progress.”
Under Mohrman’s leadership, the college issued its first strategic planning report, worked to improve the status of the school’s athletic and Greek programs, raised nearly $100 million in funds and was a strong advocate for gender equality.
After Mohrman’s departure from Colorado College, she went on to serve as the executive director of the Hopkins Nanjing Center at John Hopkins University until 2008, when she joined the faculty at Arizona State University. She is currently a professor in ASU’s School of Public Affairs.