Procedures for Naming Colleges | KCTCS

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Procedures for Naming Colleges

Policy Number: 7.7.2

Current Effective Date: 05/10/2007

Original Effective Date: 02/23/2001

Revision Dates: 05/10/2007

Revision Number: 1

Revision Summary:

Responsible Official: Vice President, Institutional Advancement


In accordance with KCTCS Board of Regents Policy Naming Colleges, the following procedures are set forth:

  1. The duty of recommending college names shall be vested in a Naming Advisory Committee appointed by and reporting to the KCTCS President. The KCTCS President will seek input from the President's Cabinet, the college presidents/chief executive officers, and other interested parties prior to making final recommendations for college names to the Board of Regents for approval. New or revised college names shall not be used or displayed until officially approved by the KCTCS Board of Regents.

  2. For the naming of colleges, the college president/chief executive officer or college leadership shall submit a written request to the chairperson of the Naming Advisory Committee that includes the following:
    1. The suitability, background, and significance of the proposed name in accordance with the KCTCS Board of Regents Policy Naming Colleges;
    2. Evidence of involvement and endorsements of support from interested parties and those affected by the selection or change of a college name; and
    3. The reasons for setting aside the usual criteria in the event a naming request does not conform to stated guidelines