I'm a graduate of Dixie College and treasure my experiences there. But, I
think a major mistake was made when they retained the name "Dixie" when
it became a university. No matter how you package it, Dixie sounds provincial
and has unpleasant racial meanings outside of south west Utah. When Ricks
College became Brigham Young University--Idaho, the name change gave the school
immediate credibility. My son got into an elite graduate school as a graduate of
Brigham Young University-Idaho. He probably wouldn't have been considered
if his degree had been from "Ricks University." For the sake of future
graduates of DSU, is there any way we can change the name of Dixie State
University to a more mature name that will give it more academic credibility?
What? What does Dixie need so much money for? I'll save the conservatives
on this site some time and say anything negative in this article must be the
fault of Barack Obama!!!