Rockford College

Rockford College Name Change
2:08 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Are You Ready For Rockford University?

Rockford University President Robert Head speaks Monday at the announcement of the name change from Rockford College.
Chelsey Fulbright WNIJ

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.

Susan Stephens' story about Rockford University's dedication ceremonies, as aired on WNIJ 7/1/13

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Higher Education
4:57 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Introducing...Rockford University

Credit Rockford University

Rockford College is getting a new name. Starting today, the school will be known as Rockford University. Administrators say the change will better reflect the mission of the institution.  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.

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Education
4:36 am
Wed October 3, 2012

Rockford College Changing Name

Rockford.edu

Rockford College trustees have approved changing the institution's name to Rockford University.  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.

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Education
6:00 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Rockford College President Sees Bright Future

Rockford College President Robert Head
Rockford College
  • Rockford College President Roberts Head speaks with WNIJ's Jenna Dooley

Dr. Robert Head came to Rockford College in 2008 as its 17th president. The former banker started the job after several years of tumultuous financial footing in which the college sold off artwork to raise funds. Head says those years are past, and the college is entering a new chapter to reach out to international students.

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