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Naming College Facilities Policy 217.05
Johnson County Community College
Series: 200 Administrative Services
Section: Facilities and Property

Cross-Reference: Naming College Facilities Operating Procedure 217.05 

Applicability: This Policy applies to Johnson County Community College (“JCCC” or “the College”) buildings, rooms, halls, auditoria, galleries, structures, courtyards, roads, walkways, playing fields/courts and campus grounds, as well as formal College programs/divisions (“Facilities”). This Policy is not intended to apply to tribute markers, such as plaques, medallions, inscriptions or other name markers usually placed on trees, benches, walls, seats, bricks or other similar property. The President shall interpret the applicability of this Policy to naming recognition opportunities.

Purpose: JCCC acknowledges the importance of naming recognition opportunities as a means of recognizing significant contributions in support of the College’s mission and values. In granting naming recognition, the College intends to promote an appropriate reflection of the history of the College as well as consistency, fairness, fitting recognition and good value in exchange for the honor and privilege of naming recognition.


The final authority for naming recognition approval rests with the JCCC Board of Trustees (“the Board”). All action to approve, change or remove a Facility name shall be made upon an affirmative vote of no less than five members of the Board. Recommendations for naming of Facilities will be made in accordance with this Policy and the procedures established and administered by the President or designee.

The following two categories generally will be considered for naming recognition of College Facilities:

  1. Naming in recognition of Financial Support
  2. Naming in recognition of Distinguished Service

In addition to approval by the Board, each naming recognition will be subject to a written agreement or conditions statement and to applicable College policies and operating procedures and Kansas law.

When a Facility has been named by the Board pursuant to this Policy, the College intends to use the name so long as the Facility remains in use and serves its original function, in accordance with the terms of the written agreement or conditions statement, College policies and operating procedures, and Kansas law.

When the Facility use has changed such that the named Facility must be demolished, substantially renovated, discontinued or rebuilt, or if the College determines that the naming recognition will adversely impact the reputation, mission, or integrity of the College or is otherwise no longer in the best interests of the College, the Board may vote to change the use of the name in its sole discretion.

Date of Adoption: 05/07/1998
Revised: 06/16/2009, 08/18/2016, 01/21/2021