Rochester University unveils new logos and mission statement as they continue transition to Rochester University

Logo and mission statement were on display for public viewing at Rochester University’s 48th annual Partnership Dinner

Rochester Hills, Mich., April 13, 2019 – Last fall, Rochester University announced they’ll become Rochester University. As a next step in their name change transition, they unveiled new Rochester University logos and an enhanced mission statement for the first time at Rochester University’s 48th annual Partnership Dinner, presented by Chief Financial Credit Union, on Saturday, April 13 at the Royal Park Hotel in downtown Rochester. The university logos and mission statement will be used to better reflect RUs purpose and who they have become as an institution.

New mission statement: Rochester University prepares students for professional and personal success as they serve in God’s world.

 “Our restated mission and new logo accurately reflect the achievements and strides we’ve made before and since the announced change to Rochester University,” said Dr. Brian Stogner, president of Rochester University. “The Rochester University community, including our Board of Trustees, faculty and staff, was instrumental in finding the right words to convey our mission and throughout the entire creative process of establishing a new visual identity. We are thrilled to finally be able to share this milestone with everyone.”

In the months since RU announced its name change they have: Expanded programs to include a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems – Programming; integrated new technology and upgraded campus infrastructure to improve learning and to support a growing campus community; begun preservation of the historic barn on campus, which will continue to be used to maintain the grounds of the college; and broke ground on the new, multi-use outdoor event space, overlooking Lake Norcentra, featuring a chapel. The barn restoration and outdoor event space are scheduled to be completed this May.

Students will be recruited under the Rochester University identity beginning June 2019 and the university will celebrate its 60th anniversary in the fall of 2020. The Warrior’s athletic logos will be unveiled later this summer. Rochester University’s transition to Rochester University is scheduled to be complete in August of 2020.

The Partnership Dinner is an annual event that generates funding for student scholarships. This year’s keynote speaker was Chris Spielman, an all-star linebacker who played for 11 years in the NFL for the Detroit Lions, Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns. He is currently an NFL analyst for FOX Sports and hosts a radio show, Spielman and Hooley Mornings in Columbus, Ohio. He is dedicated to supporting the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research and the Stefanie Spielman Patient Assistance Fund he and his late wife Stefanie started shortly after her first diagnosis of breast cancer. Since its inception, they’ve raised more than $22 million.

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