Thursday, February 14, 2008

Lone Star College System - New Name; New Logo

Formed in 1972, the North Harris Montgomery County College District was created by citizens served by the Aldine, Humble and Spring Independent School Districts to be a junior college district. Later, eight other school districts joined over the next 28 years. Unfortunately, the original name was no longer viable. The individual campuses were individually known as:
  • Cy-Fair College
  • Kingwood College
  • Montgomery College
  • North Harris College
  • Tomball College
Several considerations regarding the new name were set forth by the "Name Review Committee." These criteria were as follows:
  • Must be shorter than the current name.
  • Must be distinctive and unique.
  • Must connect all colleges, communities, member school districts.
  • Must support the mission, purpose of the institution.
  • Must reflect a “system” of colleges, not a geographic “district.”
  • Must have an appropriate, easy-to-say acronym.
  • Must reflect the institution’s image as a successful, quality, inclusive, diverse, comprehensive college.
  • May include a key descriptor of the region’s geography, history or location.
  • Should be inspiring and forward-thinking, but not faddish.
  • Must not be the name of an individual.
Stakeholders were invited to participate in the process and the Board of Trustees approved the Lone Star College System name on November 1, 2007. The name became official on January 1, 2008. On January 16, a new logo and a unified color scheme was unveiled to the public.

The New Name Information Site
Lone Star College System Rises as the New Name for NHMCCD
Lone Star College Unveils New Logo for New Name

I love the new logo and the name really makes sense. This was an excellent rebranding scenario and it appears to have gone very smoothly.

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