The debate over whether to change Elmhurst College’s name to Elmhurst University has reached the faculty. As per President Troy VanAken’s request, the discussion was put on the agenda of the August 20 faculty retreat. It was also discussed at the faculty meeting on September 7.
Some of the points brought up in the faculty meetings were about whether a name change would still retain EC’s rich history and if it would require more structural changes in departments.
The decision to change EC’s name to a university has long been a conversation that’s been tossed around even amongst past presidents of the college. VanAken said he expects the Board of Trustees to vote on this decision this March.