Greenville College to become Greenville University in 2017

Greenville College announced in December that at their November meeting, the Greenville College Board of Trustees unanimously approved to transition the institution’s name from Greenville College to Greenville  University.
Greenville College will celebrate its new identity as Greenville  University on Sept. 20, 2017, also marking the 125th anniversary of the institution’s first convocation ceremony in 1892. The official 1,000-day countdown to this historic event began on Christmas Day.
“While there is much to celebrate in this transition, our identity as a university is not our ultimate goal,” said Greenville College President Dr. Ivan Filby.
“Our goal is to use that identity to extend our heritage and expand our reach to new generations of students.
“Our future identity as Greenville University will clarify our expansion with growing graduate programs and growing global reach, helping us better narrate the mission of our institution to provide a transformational, Christ-centered educational experience that empowers, enriches and endures for generations,” Filby said.
Greenville College provides a quality liberal arts education for more than 1,400 students.
The college offers more than 50 traditional undergraduate majors on campus, and 15 adult and graduate programs available online, on campus and at partnership locations.
Accompanying this transition is Filby’s announcement of Greenville College’s strategic plan, outlining the institution’s vision   for the next five years, including its transition to Greenville University.  
The plan includes intentions to develop new academic programs in science, technology, engineering and math subjects, health studies, business and digital technology; the facilitation of efficient and shorter degree completion times; and enhanced opportunities to emphasize learning outside of the classroom.
The plan can be viewed on the Greenville College website at

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