August 18: Fundraising Initiative Launched

Following careful study by the House of Black Culture Advisory Group and with input from current students, plans to rebuild the House of Black Culture at 65 Oak Hill are moving forward.

We are pleased to announce that the leadership committee has been formed to secure financial support for the construction. Committee members (as of 1/3/18) include:

Khadija Adams ’04

Sophia Bogues ’92

Melissa Chang ’02

Gregory Dyson ’80

Eugene Edwards ’76

Aaron Granger ’93

Laverne Hughey ’74

Robert Louis-Charles ’07

Barbara McEachern Smith ’74

Patricia Collins Murdock ’82

Ron Sims ’00

Sheila Small ’81

Pete Smith ’71

Clifton Williams ’06

While the total figure necessary for the project is still to be determined, fundraising was kicked off with a generous gift from Ed Haddock ’69, a member of the Board of Trustees, along with his wife, Edye, and son, Ted, through their Edward E. Haddock Jr. Family Foundation.

Current plans call for construction to begin in summer 2018 with the house ready for students by spring 2019. 

For more information on the fundraising initiative contact: Colleen Byers ’07, Development Officer, at cmbyers@owu.edu or 740-368-3309.