Creating the Meredith College Performing Arts Center

Faculty and staff walked into the newly renovated Jones Auditorium on August 14 for the start of the academic year and the annual State of the College address to see new seating, carpet, and lighting; a new mechanical lift for accessibility; and general upgrades. Phase one of the renovation is now complete and was supported by a lead gift from Lisa Robie Poole, ’86, and her husband, Ven Poole.

With the completion of these renovations, the focus will now shift to creating the Meredith College Performing Arts Center with phase two funding. The College needs donor support to create this vibrant and exciting space for events, performances, and additional rental space on campus for the Raleigh community.

To learn more and see construction photos, visit our Campus Growth site.

Interested in helping fund phase two of the project? Contact Cindy Godwin, associate vice president for institutional advancement, at or (919) 760-8206.

Possible digital rendering of the outside of Jones Auditorium after phase 2.


Melyssa Allen

News Director
316 Johnson Hall
(919) 760-8087
Fax: (919) 760-8330
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