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Campus seeks to raise $1.5 million to honor former chancellor

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UCCS Communique

Faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of UCCS launched a $1.5 million effort Feb. 22 to name a theater in honor of Chancellor Emerita Pam Shockley-Zalabak.

Led by Kyle and Sally Hybl, Colorado Springs, the initiative seeks to raise $1.5 million to name an approximately 750- seat main stage theater in the under-construction UCCS Ent Center for the Arts in Shockley-Zalabak’s honor. Following a community event, faculty, staff, students and alumni received emails inviting them to participate in the campaign.

“Pam Shockley-Zalabak’s impact on this community, and this campus, is highly visible,” Martin Wood, senior vice chancellor, University Advancement, said. “During her 15 years as chancellor and more than 40 as a member of the UCCS community, she moved the campus forward as the intellectual, social and cultural hub of Colorado Springs. We are so pleased the Hybls are leading this effort to honor her.”

Kyle Hybl serves as a member of the CU Board of Regents and as the chief operating officer of the Colorado Springs-based El Pomar Foundation. He and his wife, Sally, led the fundraising campaign for the UCCS Ent Center for the Arts and are ardent supporters of the arts and UCCS.

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