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6 Proposed Themes To Influence Dixie State Name Change

(Used by permission, Dixie State University)

ST. GEORGE, Utah – Dixie State University released six themes that will be considered in focus group discussions as work continues to change the school’s name.

The themes – St. George, Dixie, geologic, academic mission, Dessert, and Utah – were identified in a news release Wednesday.

The University commissioned a survey that explored the themes and other considerations for the new name.

Dixie State officials said the themes were for discussion and do not represent name recommendations.

The Name Recommendation Committee will be busy in the following weeks to research specific names for each of the six themes. The work will include strengths and weaknesses for a trademark, website availability, uniqueness, and compatibility to the institution’s history, a news release said.

“We are grateful for the community’s overwhelming response to the survey that demonstrates, once again, their deep commitment to and love for our institution,” said Julie Beck, a DSU Board of Trustee member and chair of the Name Recommendation Committee. “Our community has entrusted the Name Recommendation Committee with the important task of narrowing down the field of ideas. We feel a deep responsibility to taking this charge seriously and preparing Dixie State University for long-term continued success.”

The next step in the process will be involving more than 500 community members to work with the university, faculty, staff, current and former students and partners.

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