Roe Green is a local arts patron, activist, and CEO of The Roe Green Foundation.
Green was honored with the 2012 Alumni Recognition Award, for “her generosity of spirit, her allegiance to learning and her passionate advocacy for the arts.” Eight years ago she established the Roe Green Visiting Theatre Artist Residency which provides funds to annually bring to campus an accomplished theatre professional to work alongside CU Students.
Ms. Green has also pledged $2 million in order to establish the Roe Green Endowed Chair in Theatre, the first endowed faculty position in the arts at CU-Boulder. Upon accepting her award, Ms. Green noted that during her years at CU-Boulder, “I discovered the joys of personal growth, imagination, and expanding horizons and mastery.”
Ms. Green received her B.A in theatre and communications from the University of Colorado in 1970 and in 1980 she was awarded an M.A. in theatre from Kent State University. She has extensive stage and business management experience, includes Cain Park, The Cleveland Opera, and the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.
Ms. Green, an avid world traveller who has visited more than 160 countries, was a competitive ballroom dancer for 12 years.