After a wait of more than four years, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed SB-148 into law just after 3 p.m. in the Student Success building today. With his signature, Metropolitan State University of Denver has been made a reality.
Hundreds of students, faculty and alumni packed the lobby and lined the balconies and stairwells of the Student Success building to hear Metro President Stephen Jordan discuss the long-awaited signing, and officially christen Denver’s newest university.
“This is the beginning of a new era for Metro,” Jordan said to a roaring crowd.
The name change will be official July 1.
Metro administration will begin the process of changing the university’s signage across Auraira over the summer. One of the first items to be addressed is Metro’s website, metroconnect and student emails.
Cathy Lucas, associate to the president for marketing and communications said that a committee of students, faculty and alumni will be formed and appointed to discuss the new logos and names, as well as what actions will be taken to update them.
Author: Megan Mitchell
Megan Mitchell is the managing editor of The Metropolitan. She has worked for the paper since spring 2010 as a reporter, assistant editor, Metrospective editor, and editor-in-chief respectively.