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Policies & Procedures



It is the policy of Cowley County Community College to name certain buildings or parts thereof in honor of friends, benefactors, and persons who have made significant contributions to CCCC. The following guidelines will apply:

College buildings or parts thereof, shall not be named for persons active as faculty members or administration except for special circumstances involving a major contribution or benefactor. The advisory committee may consider active Board members, along with other friends, benefactors, and contributors to the College.

Buildings. Buildings with primary academic functions shall be given functional names. In instances when it is deemed appropriate and advantageous for the College, the name of an individual may be a part of an academic building's name.

.01 The credentials, character and reputation of each individual for whom the naming of a building is being considered shall be carefully scrutinized and evaluated. Nominations submitted to the Board of Trustees for consideration and action must be accompanied by appropriate written supporting documentation.

.02 Buildings may be named for persons, whether living or deceased, who have rendered significant service to education, have distinguished themselves in the work of the College, campus, or of a department at CCCC; or, who are indigenous to the area and hold a unique place in history.

.03 Buildings may be named for persons who have made a substantial gift to the College, as determined by the Board of Trustees. A financial gift does not automatically result in a building being named for an individual.

Portions of Buildings and/or grounds. Subunits of a new or existing building or College grounds may be named separately to recognize an outstanding individual or a donor wishing to contribute the cost of a portion of a building, room in a building, major equipment item, major art feature, etc. In such instances, an appropriate plaque may be installed to acknowledge such contributions.

Furnishings. Donors wishing to furnish a lounge, office, conference room, etc., will be honored by an attractive plaque on the door, or an appropriate inside location, indicating that they provided furnishings for the room.

In an instances when the words "person", "individual", or "donor" are used in this policy, the same shall be deemed to include corporations or other appropriate legal entities.

Gifts. Potential gifts to the college by donors shall be screened by the advisory committee to determine if the items(s) will be a benefit to a particular building or program, and that space is available for the items.

Signage. All permanent signage affixed to college property must be approved by the Facilities Committee.

Procedure. At the time the College desires to select a name for a building or other facility on the campus, that assignment shall be given to an Advisory Committee to be selected by the President. The Advisory Committee shall be specifically authorized to request, screen, and recommend appropriate names for the project.

The Advisory Committee shall include, but need not be limited to, the following members: faculty representative, administrative council representative, alumni representative, and member of the CCCC Endowment Association.

The Advisory Committee shall submit written recommendations, with supporting documentation, to the President. The President, after reviewing the advice and recommendations of the Advisory Committee, will present the recommendations to the CCCC Board of Trustees for consideration and action.

No public communication of a proposed name shall be made until the name is presented to the Board of Trustees for consideration.

Confidentiality in the selection process, both before and after the Advisory Committee's recommendations are submitted to the President, shall be maintained as a top priority.

Special care should be given to avoid political or emotional overtones in the selection process.


Adopted March 20, 1989
Revised April 17, 2000
Revised January 22, 2002
Revised August 3, 2001
Reviewed July 21, 2003