Growing Mount Olive College upgrades its name
Posted December 16, 2013
Mount Olive, N.C. — Mount Olive College is getting a new name for the new year.
The small Christian college will become the University of Mount Olive on Jan. 1. The name change was recommended by administrators and approved this month by the Board of Trustees.
Board members said the change reflects the school’s growth and development, will boost branding and marketing efforts and help with recruitment.
“We believe the word ‘university’ more accurately reflects the current complexity of our academic programs and ultimately enhances the value of a Mount Olive degree for past, present and future graduates,” Board Chairman Darrell Horne said in a statement Monday.