Approved: February 17, 2021
Board of Trustees, Article VI.C. controls naming of property and directs the university to develop a policy and for the President to make naming recommendations to the Board.
The President retains the authority to periodically review campus facility names and take whatever action he/she/they deem appropriate based on the Board's regulations.
Any member of the University community may recommend the naming or renaming of a campus facility to the President.
In support of reviewing proposals, the President has created the University Naming Committee to review proposals brought to the President. The University Naming Committee will review all proposals for naming which are assigned for their review by the President. The committee will use the following guidelines when making a recommendation to name or rename a facility to the President:
The University Naming Committee will be composed of the following individuals, each to serve one year:
Chair (or designee) of Faculty Senate
Chair (or designee) of CAA
Chair (or designee) of Staff Senate
Chair (or designee) of Student Senate
Chair (or designee) of Council of Chairs
Two Presidential Appointees
The President retains the ability to make recommendations to the Board of Trustees without going through the University Naming Committee. The President has the ability to accept, reject or modify any recommendation made by the University Naming Committee.
The President shall make recommendations to the Board regarding the naming of property for individuals.
The Board shall approve the naming of all University facilities. "University facilities" include buildings, major portions of buildings, rooms or areas within buildings, campus streets, grounds, and campus areas.
The President shall make recommendations to the Board of Trustees regarding guidelines and gift amounts for the purpose of donor recognition for other naming opportunities, including but not limited to, the naming of academic positions, endowments, equipment, and athletic programs.
The President (or designee) has the sole authority to approve these "other" naming opportunities not associated with the facilities of the University and will inform the Board of Trustees of naming designations in a timely manner.