As a member of the Buildings and Grounds Committee since 2007, TU Trustee Ann Graves possesses an insider's understanding of recent campus progress. She supported the renovation of McFarlin Library, including the beautifully restored Ann and Jack Graves Faculty Study.
In her most recent act of leadership, Ann sponsored the Ann and Jack Graves Grand Hall - a 6,000-square-foot space that augments the Lorton Performance Center's artistic functions with ample social possibilities.
Ann has supported numerous TU initiatives through the years, including for the Collins College of Business, the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences, McFarlin Library and the humanities. Jack Graves, an oil and gas industry leader, was a longtime TU supporter and President's Council member.
Ann has been inducted into the Tulsa Hall of Fame, and in 2010, the Oklahoma Arts Council honored her with the Governor's Arts Award.
She received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Texas - Dallas and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa.
Ann said her gifts are a perfect way to thank TU for all the events they enjoyed over the years.
"Jack would have been proud of the recent projects to enhance TU and support the arts," she said.