SIOUX CENTER, Iowa (KCAU) – Dordt College is no more. The school’s new name has officially changed to Dordt University Monday.
The Sioux Center college announced the name change nearly a year ago. School officials said Dordt University better fits their mission and highlights their excellence and academic programs.
“Dordt University best describes who we are and who we are becoming,” says President Erik Hoekstra. “Over the years, we have developed academic and co-curricular programs that grow out of our mission to prepare students to serve in the professions they enter and the communities in which they live. Dordt now looks and acts more like a university than a college.”
Dr. Mark Christians, psychology professor and faculty chair, says that the faculty will continue to focus on student learning while also expanding their research efforts.
“The faculty will continue to engage with students in their quality teaching and research,” says Christians. “Faculty are committed to carrying out the mission and vision in order to equip students to work for Christ-centered renewal in all of areas of life in God’s kingdom.”
The university said the new logo and name changes, includes changes to gateway signage and the football field turf, will take all summer.
To learn more about the Dordt University transition, click here.