Gallogly Events Center dedication set for April 21

By Staff

A formal dedication ceremony and reception honoring the members of the Gallogly family is scheduled for 5 p.m. April 21 at the Gallogly Events Center.

Members of the campus community are invited to attend. A response is requested

In January, James L. "Jim" Gallogly, a 1974 graduate, and his wife, Janet, on behalf of the Gallogly family, announced a $1 million donation to the CU Foundation. They requested the university name the new sports and event center in honor of Jim Gallogly's father, Tom, a nontraditional student who earned bachelor's and master's degrees in education from UCCS in 1970 and 1973.

It is the first full UCCS building named in honor of a campus alum.

Tom Gallogly died in 2000. Seven children of Tom and Margery Gallogly earned degrees from UCCS.

"We are pleased to name the new event center in honor of our father, Tom Gallogly, one of the early graduates of UCCS," said Jim Gallogly. "He would be extremely proud of how his alma mater has grown and prospered through the years."

Jim Gallogly is the chief executive officer of LyondellBasell in Houston, one of the world's largest polymers, petrochemicals and refining companies. He previously held executive positions with ConocoPhillips, ChevronPhillips and Phillips Petroleum dating to 1980. He earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from UCCS in 1974 and a law degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1977. Jim and Janet Gallogly have three daughters, Kelly, Kasey and Kimberly Gallogly, and maintain a residence in Colorado Springs.

A graduate of Wasson High School in Colorado Springs, Jim Gallogly followed in his father's footsteps to UCCS along with six of his siblings: Mary Gallogly DeSantis, 1977; Tony Gallogly, 1983; Nicholas Gallogly, 1985; Andrew Gallogly, 1987; Paul H. Gallogly, 1988; and Thomas Gallogly, 1990.

Besides being home to the NCAA Division II and Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference-member UCCS Mountain Lions, the Gallogly Events Center serves as a multipurpose venue for all-campus events. The 27,000-square-foot center features high-tech sound, lighting and high-speed data capability. Plans call for the center to be certified a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Efficiency (LEED) green building