The Sunderland Foundation in Overland Park, Kansas has given Missouri Western a grant of $1 million for the construction of the Drew H. Brown Arts Annex for Potter Hall, home of the arts programs.
The Drew H. Brown Arts Annex will house the Department of Art’s sculpture and ceramics programs. Some of the space vacated by the three-dimensional arts will be used for Missouri Western’s growing graphic design program.
Dr. Doug Davenport, provost and vice president for academic affairs, noted that many of the programs in Potter Hall have outgrown the space available.
The new structure is named for St. Joseph resident Drew Brown, who announced his own $1 million gift toward the project this past April.
The Potter Hall project is part of Missouri Western’s Centennial Capital Campaign, launched in January 2015, the University’s centennial year. The campaign so far has exceeded the initial celebration goal of $20 million by more than 50 percent.