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UCO Receives $75,000 for Mitchell Hall Renovation from Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation

Feb. 18, 2015

Media Contact: Angela Morris, Staff Writer, UCO College of Fine Arts and Design, 405-974-3752,


The University of Central Oklahoma Foundation recently received a $75,000 grant from the Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation benefitting the expansion and revitalization of Mitchell Hall Theatre.           

The Build Mitchell Hall campaign will fund an expansion that nearly doubles the size of the historic venue. Plans include two new rehearsal halls for theater and dance students, a comprehensive costume shop, makeup lab, dressing rooms with showers, lounge areas for students and performers, a gallery space and a revitalized green room, courtyard and outdoor study area.           

“The design by renowned local architects Elliott + Associates will bring to fruition a vision for Mitchell Hall long-held by stakeholders of the College of Fine Arts and Design,” said Deborah Baucom, development manager for the UCO College of Fine Arts and Design.           

“The revitalized facility will be a source of pride and a performing arts center for the university as well as the Oklahoma City metropolitan community.”           

In honor of the donation, the new green room will be named after the Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation.           

“In all theaters, the green room is the hub of activity for performers – a place where they can relax, prepare and focus for a performance,” explained Baucom.           

“The Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation has supported the college for many years, positively impacting many of our students, so it is fitting that this central-most space of the theater be named in the foundation’s honor.  We eagerly anticipate the moment our students can begin utilizing the new green room.”           

For more information about the Build Mitchell Hall campaign, visit or call Baucom at 405-974-3718.