CALDWELL, NJ - July 1 marks a milestone. After 75 years operating as Caldwell College, as of today, the institution is now named Caldwell University. President Nancy Blattner, Ph.D., received official notification from the New Jersey secretary of higher education on Dec. 9 that the college’s petition to change its official name to Caldwell University had been approved. The institution chose to wait to officially roll out its new status at the start of the 2014-15 fiscal year to have time to prepare the marketing and signage materials and on July 1, the university officially rolled out its new name and logo.
“It is a new day and thrilling for all of us,
The new logo campaign focuses on “a defining moment" according to Joseph Posillico, vice president of enrollment management and communications, who led the creation of the university logo and marketing materials.
“This is certainly a defining moment in many ways for Caldwell,”
There are a number of benefits to the name change, said Blattner, including that for “students who want to go on to graduate school or who graduate from one of our master’s or doctoral programs, there is prestige in graduating from a university.” And most important, she said, “is that the university is still committed to its Catholic identity and Dominican heritage and its core values of respect, integrity, community and excellence.”
Caldwell recently announced the addition of the new doctoral programs, an Ed.D. and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership. The program, which was approved by the New Jersey Office of Higher Education, is designed to meet the needs of school leaders, teachers or those in organizational leadership. The initial cohort will begin in the fall of 2014. The doctoral students will choose from one of the three concentrations for an Ed.D. or a Ph.D.: K-12 Leadership, Special Education Leadership or Higher Education Leadership.
Celebrations for university status and the 75th anniversary will be held on Homecoming Weekend Friday and Saturday, Sept. 19 and 20, and throughout the academic year.
President Dr. Nancy H. Blattner
120 Bloomfield Avenue
Caldwell, NJ 07006
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Caldwell University is a private, Catholic coed four-year university with a strong liberal arts core curriculum that enhances critical thinking and analytical reasoning. Caldwell offers 25 undergraduate and 30 graduate programs, including doctoral, master’s, certificate and certification programs, as well as online and distance learning options that prepare students for today's global marketplace. The university has 15 NCAA Division II athletic teams and numerous clubs, fraternities, sororities and activities on a beautiful 70-acre campus located in the suburbs of Caldwell, New Jersey. Caldwell was founded by the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Caldwell. Its core values of respect, integrity, community and excellence influence academic and campus life.