Another Milestone, Concord Becomes University on July 1

For Immediate Release: 
Jun 29 2004

Another Milestone, Concord Becomes University on July 1

Athens, W.Va. – On Thursday, July 1, Concord College will become Concord University.

Since 1872, Concord College has established a distinguished legacy of quality education for many generations of families in the “Four Seasons” region. Concord has continued to change to meet the educational needs of southern West Virginia, and the institution’s name has changed accordingly. The first name change, from "Concord State Normal School" to "Concord State Teachers College" took place in 1931, and then in 1943, the institution was re-named "Concord College." Concord has an alumni base of more than 14,000.

The Board of Governors, students, faculty, alumni and staff of the new Concord University invite the community to share in the planning of a historical event that will be celebrated in the fall of 2004.

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