Decision

Institutions may begin conversations with various stakeholders, including local communities about future naming conventions for branch campuses.

Background

Project Sponsor Ray Cross confirmed the Steering Committee’s recommendation from January 19, 2018, to allow receiving Institutions to begin having conversations with various stakeholders, including local communities about future naming conventions for branch campuses. Any proposed name change will need the support of county/municipal partners before being submitted to the Board of Regents for approval. Additionally, the process for considering a branch campus name change should provide for broad stakeholder input and engagement.

Next Steps

UW System will contact the Higher Learning Commission and Department of Education to clarify if they have further parameters around the naming of branch campuses.