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Guidelines for Naming Church Educational System Buildings, Programs, etc. After Donors

  1. As a general rule, buildings (or portions of buildings) will not be named after persons who have donated money for their construction. Approval for the placing of plaques may be given by the CES Commissioner of Education (commissioner).
  2. Chairs or professorships may be named for donors (or persons nominated by donors) where there is an appropriate relationship between the objectives of the chair of the functions of the occupant and the work, accomplishments, or interests of the individual whose name is used, and where prior clearance is obtained by the Board of Trustees.
  3. Special circumstances may justify the naming of a building after a person who has donated money toward its construction. These rare cases may be brought to the Board of Trustees for their consideration in advance of any commitment.
  4. As in the past, scholarships and loan funds may carry the name of the donor, (or person nominated by the donor) where approved by the president of a university or college, or by the commissioner.
  5. Approved by the Board of Trustees, May 11, 2005.

Guidelines for Naming of Church Educational System Buildings, Programs, etc. After Donors

  • All naming of programs or physical facilities must be approved by the Board of Trustees. At the present time, we have been asked to avoid naming of such programs or facilities.

If an issue of naming were to be raised, it would need to go first to the President’s Council, then to the Commissioner of Education, and then to the Executive Committee and the Board




Policy Owner: University President

Executive Sponsor: University President

Approved by President’s Council: 03/07/2014


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