Milligan College is preparing to make the transition to Milligan University on June 1.
With that in mind, Milligan announced on Monday that President Dr. Bill Greer will be unveiling the school’s new institutional and athletic logos on Wednesday, May 13 at 11 a.m. Social distancing measures will be taken due to the COVID-19 outbreak, so the announcement will be shared live via Milligan’s Facebook and YouTube accounts. The announcement can be viewed at www.facebook.com/milligancollege.
Greer and Milligan Board of Trustees Chairman Ron Dove announced the college’s intention to become a university during an event on campus on Oct. 25, 2019. The announcement was made following the college’s fall board meeting, which kicked off Homecoming weekend.
Milligan’s Board of Trustees approved the decision regarding the name change after two years of study and after considering the input from a number of stakeholders including alumni, faculty, staff, the college’s strategic planning committee and others.
During the announcement last October, Greer explained that the change to university reflects Milligan’s transformation over the years, as well as its commitment to developing future servant-leaders through the Christian liberal arts. He also explained that changing the name of the school would not alter the institution’s longstanding mission.
“The name Milligan University reflects who we are today and our journey to this moment,” shared Greer. “While our name and program offerings may change, who we are at our core hasn’t wavered for over 150 years. Our new designation affirms our resolve that ‘Christian education is the hope of the world’ and will help ensure that the impact of a Milligan education will endure for decades to come.”
In 2014, Milligan reorganized its numerous academic areas into five schools. This expansion led Milligan to be considered as a university by external organizations, including U.S. News & World Report and the Carnegie Foundation.