Thursday, July 12, 2012
Fort Hays State University has renamed its business college to highlight the western Kansas institution's focus on promoting new business development.
It's now the College of Business and Entrepreneurship at the Hays-based university. The new name has been approved by the Kansas Board of Regents, which oversees the state's higher education system.
Fort Hays State President Ed Hammond says the new name eliminates confusion and highlights the university's support for new and existing businesses.
It had previously been the College of Business and Leadership. But the university's Department of Leadership Studies moved to the College of Arts and Sciences in 2008.
Also, Hammond says state officials have pushed Fort Hays State to focus on entrepreneurship.
The college houses academic departments for accounting, economics, finance, management and marketing.