Naming and Renaming Central Piedmont Community College Facilities, Positions, and Programs Procedures
For purposes of naming Central Piedmont Community College facilities, "facilities" are defined as campuses, buildings, areas or rooms within buildings, streets, courts, athletic fields, etc.
For purposes of naming Central Piedmont Community College programs, "programs" are defined as credit or non-credit curricula, administrative units, or the cultural or civic activities of the College.
For purposes of naming Central Piedmont Community College positions, "positions" are defined as faculty or staff titles. Positions may include endowed chairs.
For purposes of naming Central Piedmont Community College facilities, positions, or programs, "permanent" is defined as for the life or existence of the named facilities, positions, or programs, absent any exceptional circumstances.
II. Policy Statement
The Board of Trustees has the final responsibility for the permanent naming and renaming of any facility, position, or program at Central Piedmont Community College for a person or entity.
III. Procedures for Naming
A. Individuals or groups inside or outside the College, including the Central Piedmont Foundation, may initiate a request to name a facility, position, or program of the College.
B. All requests will include the following:
- A rationale for requesting the naming of the facility, position, or program. Such rationale must include evidence of broad-based support for the naming of the facility, position, or program.
- A biography of the person for whom the facility, position, or program is to be named, or an historical overview of the entity for which the facility, position, or program is to be named.
C. Proposals for the naming of any facility, position, or program must be directed to the appropriate administrative officer.
- In cases where the naming involves a current or former member of the Board of Trustees, a current or former Central Piedmont Foundation member, or a citizen or entity who has made a substantial monetary or personal service contribution, the proposal should be submitted to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement. The Vice President will subsequently make a recommendation to the President. If and when the President gives approval, the request shall be presented to the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees.
- In cases where the naming involves honoring a current or former employee, the proposal should be submitted to the Executive Assistant to the President, who will forward that proposal to the Vice President of the employee or former employee’s unit. The Vice President, in consultation with the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, will then process the naming request, and decide whether it should be recommended to the President. If and when the President gives approval, the request shall be presented to the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees.
D. The permanent naming of any facility, position, or program for a person or entity must be formally approved by the College's Board of Trustees, and meet policy conditions established by the Board. The President will submit the request to name a campus, facility, position, or program for an individual or entity to the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees. If approved by the Executive Committee, the proposal will be submitted to the full Board for final action.
V. Procedures for Renaming
A. At the request of the President and with the approval of the Board of Trustees, Central Piedmont may rename a facility based on any of the following conditions and circumstances:
- If a currently named facility is demolished, the replacement facility presents a new naming opportunity.
- If a currently named facility is substantially modified, expanded, renovated, and/or re-purposed, the facility may be renamed.
- If a donor for whom a facility, program, or position is named fails to fulfill a financial commitment to the College, the Board may remove his/her name, and the facility, program, or position may be renamed.
- If a donor's reputation changes substantially so that the continued use of the name may compromise the public trust, bring dishonor to Central Piedmont, or be contrary to the best interests of the College, the Board reserves the right to revoke the name, and the facility may be renamed. Central Piedmont would have no financial responsibility for returning any received contributions.
B. In the case of a facility being demolished or substantially modified, the College will offer the original naming donor an opportunity to retain naming rights by making a gift at the requisite level. If a facility is renamed, the College may choose to recognize the previous facility name with a plaque and/or by naming a space in the renamed facility.