Huntington considers "university" status

On October 17, 2003, the Huntington College Board of Trustees authorized the appointment a new task force to investigate the feasibility of assuming university status.

The University Status Task Force will meet over the next several months to review the advantages and disadvantages of such a move. Topics to be considered include market position, enrollment impact, constituent perceptions, and higher education trends.

The group will present its report to the president and Board of Trustees in April, 2004. If university status is recommended, the task force will suggest potential names.

Members of the Task Force include HC president Blair Dowden, professors Jerry Smith and Lance Clark, trustees Gary Dilley and Kelly Savage, Alumni Board member Janet Clark, Student Senate president Joanna Shenk, and community representative Steve Zahn. John Paff, executive assistant to the president, will serve as staff to the Task Force.

Alumni, parents, donors and other HC constituents are invited to share perspectives on the issue. Comments should be sent to John Paff, Office of the President, 2303 College Avenue, Huntington, Indiana 46750.

Related links:

Letter from President Dowden regarding "university" status

History of Huntington College

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Huntington College is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 60 academic concentrations. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington College is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in Huntington, Indiana. The College is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).


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