6.17 Naming and Renaming Central Piedmont Community College Facilities, Positions, and Programs Policy - Updated 10/31/14

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I. Definitions

A. For purposes of naming Central Piedmont Community College facilities, "facilities" are defined as campuses, buildings, areas or rooms within buildings, streets, courts, athletic fields, etc.

B. For purposes of naming Central Piedmont Community College programs, "programs" are defined as credit or non-credit curricula, administrative units, or the cultural or civic activities of the College.

C. For purposes of naming Central Piedmont Community College positions, "positions" are defined as faculty or staff titles. Positions may include endowed chairs.

D. For purposes of naming Central Piedmont Community College facilities, positions, or programs, "permanent" is defined as for the life or existence of the named facilities, positions, or programs, absent any exceptional circumstances.

II. Policy

The Board of Trustees has the final responsibility for the permanent naming and renaming of any facility, position, or program at Central Piedmont Community College for a person or entity.

III. Regulations for Naming

A. The final responsibility for naming any facility, position, or program at Central Piedmont Community College for a person or entity rests with the Board of Trustees and must follow established administrative procedures. The Central Piedmont Community College and the CPCC Foundation Donor Recognition Programs guidelines have been designed for use in naming opportunities in recognition of financial gifts to the College or the CPCC Foundation. However, the Board of Trustees shall consider all relevant circumstances, and it reserves the right to determine naming rights on a case-by-case basis regardless of these guidelines.

B. The naming of any facility, position, or program of Central Piedmont Community College for a person or entity must be approved by a two-thirds majority of the Board of Trustees.

C. The College Cabinet is empowered to name facilities, positions, and programs which describe function or other utilitarian purposes.

D. An acceptable purpose for naming facilities, positions, or programs for persons or entities is to honor living or deceased persons who meet one or more of the following criteria:

1. A current or former Board of Trustees or CPCC Foundation member who has made an outstanding contribution.

2. A current or former employee who has made an outstanding contribution.

3. A citizen or entity who has made a substantial monetary or personal service contribution.

E. Absent exceptional circumstances, if the request is to honor a deceased individual, the request must not be submitted for at least one year following death.

IV. Procedures

A. Individuals or groups inside or outside the College, including the CPCC Foundation, may initiate a request to name a facility, position, or program of the College.

B. All requests will include the following:

1. A rationale for requesting the naming of the facility, position, or program. Such rationale must include evidence for a broad base of support for the naming of the facility, position, or program.

2. If appropriate, a biography of the person for whom the facility, position, or program is to be named.

C. Proposals for the naming of any facility, position, or program must be directed to the Office of the President.

D. The permanent naming of any facility, position, or program for a person or entity must be formally approved by the College's Board of Trustees and meet the policy conditions established by the Board. The President will submit the request to name a campus, facility, position, or program for an individual or entity to the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees. If approved by the Executive Committee, the proposal will be submitted to the entire Board for final action.

V. Regulations for Renaming

A. At the request of the President and with the approval of the Board of Trustees, Central Piedmont Community College may rename a facility based on any of the following conditions and circumstances:

1. If a currently named facility is demolished, the replacement facility presents a new naming opportunity.

2. If a currently named facility is substantially modified, expanded, renovated, and/or re-purposed, the facility may be renamed.

3. If a donor for whom a facility is named fails to fulfill a financial commitment to the College, the Board may remove his/her name, and the facility may be renamed.

4. If a donor's reputation changes substantially so that the continued use of the name may compromise the public trust, bring dishonor to CPCC, or be contrary to the best interests of the College, the Board reserves the right to revoke the name, and the facility may be renamed. CPCC would have no financial responsibility for returning any received contributions.

B. In the case of a facility being demolished or being substantially modified, the College will offer the original naming donor an opportunity to retain naming rights by making a gift at the requisite level. If a facility is renamed, the College may choose to recognize the previous facility name with a plaque and/or by naming a space in the renamed facility.

Changes approved by the Board of Trustees on November 4, 2005; May 2, 2007; January 11, 2012; October 31, 2014
Changes approved by Cabinet on January 28, 1997