Board of Trustees postpone college name change vote

Syeda Sameeha


Citing the need for more information, the Board of Trustees postponed their anticipated vote on whether to change Elmhurst College’s name to university to June.

According to trustee chair Edward Momkus, the board passed a resolution for information on how the potential name change would be implemented at their closed executive trustee session on March 16.

“It’s analogous to building a new building,” said Momkus. “We need to know the costs, impacts, [and] time frames.”

The resolution also required an “ad hoc Committee appointed by the Chair” to seek input about the potential name change from faculty and alumni.  

“I am confident we will have a vote before June or in June,” said Momkus.

The college versus university debate has been ongoing over the past several months, with a faculty vote on the issue and information sessions held for various stakeholders.