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BRISTOL, Tenn. – One of the oldest private institutions of higher learning in the Southeast – and a school with an established academic reputation and widening geographic outreach – is announcing it will be renamed King University.
King President Greg Jordan announced to students today that the 146-year-old King College of Bristol, Tenn., is officially becoming King University, effective June 1, 2013. Founded in 1867, the school is known for its consistently high academic standards and for producing quality graduates. King has been listed among America’s Best Colleges in U.S. News & World Report for the past 23 years and The Princeton Review’s best schools for the past nine years.
“It is with pride and great excitement that we announce the decision by King’s board of trustees to approve changing our institution’s name to King University,” Jordan says. “This change reflects the master’s-level, comprehensive benchmark that our school has reached in recent years. We believe the word ‘university’ more accurately reflects the current complexity of our academic programs and ultimately enhances the value of a King degree for past, present and future graduates.”
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