TUESDAY, MARCH 31
OKLAHOMA CITY—Oklahoma City University is mourning the loss of a beloved trustee. Noted Oklahoma City philanthropist Ann Hundley Hoover passed away early Monday at the age of 64.
Hoover was a central part of the Oklahoma City University community, serving on its Board of Trustees and as chairman of the executive advisory board for OCU’s Wanda L. Bass School of Music. She dedicated countless hours with OCU Societies to promote opera, music theater and art on the OCU campus.
“Ann touched the lives of numerous students and faculty at OCU,” Oklahoma City University President Tom McDaniel said. “Her kindness made a significant impact on the OCU community from everything she accomplished for our music school to campus wide projects she led as a trustee. She will be deeply missed.”
OCU Wanda L. Bass School of Music Dean Mark Parker said Hoover approached every project with passion and dedication.
“She exhibited a grace and beauty that I have never encountered before,” he said. “As the founding chair of the School of Music Executive Advisory Board, she propelled and championed the school to achieve world-class status. Ann’s promotion of the arts and culture extend beyond the reaches of OCU and the state of Oklahoma. She is a treasure that will be missed by us all.”
Hoover was known for a vast number of philanthropic projects in the local community and for founding The Hoover Protocol & Etiquette Centre. She was appointed to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Presidential Advisory Committee by President George W. Bush and became chairman of special events, overseeing events around the country held to support the Kennedy Center.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Church of the Servant, 14343 N. Macarthur Blvd.