OREM As Utah Valley State College transitions toward university status, one more task officials are undertaking is to be better prepared for donations, gifts and subsequent naming of spaces, rooms and buildings such as the new library.
The board of trustees in its Thursday meeting updated its policy on honorary names and named gifts. The policy requires all named programs and physical entities be approved by the college president and the trustees. "Not every gift that may come to the campus requesting a named gift may be named," Jenks said. When a monetary donation comes to UVSC, it is investigated to ensure the assets are viable. The name also must be appropriate and consistent with the college's mission, Jenks said.UVSC has yet to find a donor willing to put up $10 million to put his or her name on the new 190,000-square foot library. Donations have been given for rooms and spaces in the library, ranging from $5,000 to $1 million. "We have multiple (donation) opportunities in the new library," said Jack Jenks, UVSC associate vice president of development.