Richard Stockton College will officially become Stockton University on Wednesday.

President  Herman Saatkamp said Sunday he was notified Friday that the state college Presidents' Council, and Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle Hendricks, had both approved the change.

The college Board of Trustees will formally approve a new college seal at its board meeting Wednesday and a campus wide celebration will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Campus Center.

Saatkamp said graduates in May will get a diploma from Stockton University.  

The Presidents' Council was originally scheduled to address the issue at its January meeting, which was canceled by snow.  Saatkamp said he had wondered how long that might delay the change, but the executive board met Friday, approved the change,  and Hendricks also signed off on it Friday afternoon.

The college posted an invitation to Wednesday's event on its Facebook page. 

Saatkamp said they have already begun preparing new signage and logos.  He said the website will be changed Wednesday after the board meeting and signage will be done gradually.

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: Soon we will no longer integrate with Facebook for story comments. The commenting option is not going away, however, readers will need to register for a FREE site account to continue sharing their thoughts and feedback on stories. If you already have an account (i.e. current subscribers, posting in obituary guestbooks, for submitting community events), you may use that login, otherwise, you will be prompted to create a new account.

Load comments