The President of Houston Baptist University announced Wednesday that the school has changed its name to Houston Christian University.
“Houston Christian University more accurately epitomizes our student body and reflects the faculty, staff, alumni, and community we serve,” Dr. Robert B. Sloan, the school’s president, said in a statement.
“We are committed to being a distinctively Christian university that welcomes all Christians to benefit from our excellent academic programs,” he added. “This historic university appeals to people all across the spectrum of Christian denominational life, and this new name clarifies who we are.”
The name change is part of the HCU’s growth campaign to expand its residential campus to 4,200 students and online campus to 5,800 students.
“We want to extend the influence of our mission while also appealing to as many students as possible,” Dr. Sloan said.
He added that the university had considered changing its name multiple…