RESOLUTION: On Becoming Augsburg University

Augsburg Corporation approves name change resolution 

The Augsburg Corporation, our governing body of representatives from four synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, voted March 2, 2017, to adopt a resolution by the Augsburg Board of Regents to change our name to Augsburg University effective September 1, 2017.

Resolution on becoming Augsburg University

WHEREAS, Augsburg College has over the course of its history been responsive to emerging needs in the world; and

WHEREAS, Augsburg’s vision and commitments have come to include a diverse array of graduate and professional programs as vital to its mission, which explicitly names both liberal arts and professional studies; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Regents reviewed the case, informed by market research, and affirmed that Augsburg’s broader commitment and wider offerings are more effectively conveyed by the word “university” than “college;” and

WHEREAS, the Board of Regents on October 15, 2016 approved changing the name of Augsburg College to Augsburg University and directed this resolution be brought forward to the Augsburg Corporation; be it

RESOLVED, that the Augsburg Corporation hereby approves changing the name of Augsburg College to Augsburg University, effective September 1, 2017; and be it

RESOLVED, that the Augsburg Corporation hereby approves the amendment of the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws to replace the term “college” with “university” throughout; and be it

RESOLVED, that Augsburg shall use the occasion of this name change to celebrate and visibly promote its achievements and identity as a new kind of student-centered, urban university; small to our students and big for the world.