UPDATE: 10:40 p.m.
The University of North Florida has renamed its central campus to “The University and Central Florida.”
The change, which is being rolled out across the university’s campus, is a nod to President Greg Meeks’ efforts to bring stability and order to the campus following an ongoing controversy over an anti-Semitic graffiti incident that took place earlier this month.
“We are proud to announce that our central campus will be called The University and Center Florida,” the university said in a statement Friday afternoon.
“Our central campus is a vibrant, vibrant place where people can work and live in a safe environment while continuing to pursue their education and learn.
We are grateful for the support from the University community, and look forward to serving our students and future generations.”
Meeks said Friday he is committed to ensuring students feel safe on campus.
“Our goal is to create a safe, welcoming and welcoming campus that encourages students to be inclusive and feel comfortable in their learning,” Meeks said.
“We want to make sure that our students feel comfortable to explore campus as they explore their passions and pursue their academic and career goals.”
The new name is being phased in over the next several months.
The change was not announced in advance.
The university’s new name will be announced in the coming weeks.
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