In Memoriam: Frank M. Mundy Jr., 1951-2021

Frank Mundy, the former theater director at South Carolina State University, died on June 16 at the Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg, South Carolina, after a long illness. He was 70 years old.

Mundy directed the theater program at South Carolina State University for 32 years before retiring in 2010. During his long tenure at the university, he established the Invitational Interscholastic High School Speech and Drama Festival. This event invited students from high schools in the area to participate in a play and speech arts competition. Mundy also was a major figure in the establishment of the South Carolina Theatre Praxis, a standardized test for theater teachers in the state.

“He was a scholar and a gentleman who loved the arts and pushed his students to be men and women of great artistic merit,” said Ursula Robinson, the current director of theater at South Carolina State University.

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