New Name for the Pope Center

Former Gov. Dr. James G. Martin

(from the James G. Martin Center):

By Jenna Robinson

The Pope Center for Higher Education Policy is excited to announce that it will soon change its name to the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal. The new name was announced at the Pope Center’s first annual policy banquet on November 10 (video), and the formal name change will take effect in January 2017.

The Pope Center board of directors voted to change the organization’s name in October. The Center’s president, Jenna A. Robinson, explained that confusion between the Pope Center and the Pope Foundation prompted the change. While both organizations were named for John William Pope, they have different missions. The Center is an independent public charity with a mission to promote excellence in higher education. Robinson explained, “The new name will allow us to create our own identity⏤focused on our mission of academic renewal.”

The new name honors former North Carolina Governor James G. Martin. CONTINUE READING HERE

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