UMC Wants to Drop City's Name
Chancellor Brady Deaton and other leaders would like to drop "Columbia" and return to the name by which the school was known before the four-campus University of Missouri system was formed in 1963.
He says it should be the University of Missouri, period. Deaton says the university's designation as "Missouri-Columbia" marks it as a regional campus. The Mizzou Alumni Association has presented Deaton with a resolution supporting the name change. So has the national steering committee of For All We Call Mizzou, the university's fundraising campaign.
Deaton will float the idea to students, faculty and staff this fall. The system's Board of Curators would have to approve the change.