Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Missouri State University: Reflections on Name Change after a Decade

Claudette Riley at the Springfield News-Leader reports on the impact of a change in name at Missouri State University.  Previously known as Southwest Missouri State University, the institution was founded in 1905 and changed it's name in 2005.  Riley's article includes a chronological listing of previous institutional names: 

  • 1905 — Fourth District Normal School. 
  • 1919 — Southwest Missouri State Teachers College
  • 1945 — Southwest Missouri State College
  • 1972 — Southwest Missouri State University
  • 2005 — Missouri State University