Rockford College http://northernpublicradio.org en Are You Ready For Rockford University? http://northernpublicradio.org/post/are-you-ready-rockford-university <p>Hundreds of alumni and supporters gathered on a sunny lawn in Rockford this morning for the official unveiling of Rockford University, formerly known as Rockford College.</p><p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 19:08:46 +0000 Susan Stephens 32290 at http://northernpublicradio.org Are You Ready For Rockford University? Introducing...Rockford University http://northernpublicradio.org/post/introducingrockford-university <p></p><p>Rockford College is getting a new name. Starting today, the school will be known as Rockford University. Administrators say <a href="http://www.rockford.edu/?UniversityStatusFAQ" target="_blank">the change will better reflect the mission of the institution</a>.&nbsp; The school was founded in 1847 as Rockford Female Seminary. Rockford’s current student body is around 1,250 students. The mascot will not change and the school will continue to be known as The Regents.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 09:57:47 +0000 WNIJ 32265 at http://northernpublicradio.org Introducing...Rockford University Rockford College Changing Name http://northernpublicradio.org/post/rockford-college-changing-name <p>Rockford College trustees have approved changing the institution's name to Rockford University.&nbsp; According to the school's website, work to fully complete the transition will be taking place from now until July 1, 2013 and the school will proceed with submitting all formal petitions for university designation to the State of Illinois and all accrediting agencies. Wed, 03 Oct 2012 09:36:25 +0000 Jenna Dooley 19299 at http://northernpublicradio.org Rockford College Changing Name Rockford College President Sees Bright Future http://northernpublicradio.org/post/rockford-college-president-sees-bright-future <p><a href="http://www.rockford.edu/?DrHeadProfile" target="_blank">Dr. Robert Head came to Rockford College in 2008</a> as its 17th president. The former banker started the job after several years of <a href="http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2006/06/30/rockford" target="_blank">tumultuous financial footing</a> in which the college <a href="http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2007/02/16/fisk" target="_blank">sold off artwork </a>to raise funds. Head says those years are past, and the college is entering a new chapter to reach out to international students. Mon, 17 Sep 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Jenna Dooley 18184 at http://northernpublicradio.org Rockford College President Sees Bright Future