"The need for a new Performing Arts Academic Center on our campus has never been greater nor more deserved, and the impact will be tremendous. A center of this caliber will elevate the profile of the entire University and further drive economic development in the state. It will also significantly increase the quality of life in our community by providing easy access to world-class performances and ample space to expand community programming and outreach. Poised to benefit on every account are our students, whose experiences in this facility will be invaluable as they graduate and begin to build their professional legacies."
- Dr. Joseph P. Messina
Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences