Several months ago I reported that my alma mater where I received my bachelor’s degree, the University of Houston – Downtown, was contemplating changing the name of the university.
University president Max Castillo think our school needs a “new identity” to separate it from the nearby University of Houston.
The problem is that Mr. Castillo seems to be just about the only person who thinks our school should be renamed.
I oppose it. Almost every other alumni I’ve spoken to is opposed to it. And from all accounts, the current student body and faculty is opposed to the change.
But don’t let what the people who are vested in the school persuade you, Mr. Castillo.
Sadly, the U is still going ahead with their plans to change our school’s name.
At least the Regents had sense enough to shoot down Castillo’s recommended name change: Houston Metropolitan University.
Other names being thrown around: University of South Texas, University of Southeast Texas, and Gulf Coast State University.
To which I say: crap, crap, and more crap.
Regents will select a new name in February.
Why can’t people leave well enough alone?
I guess I should be thankful that they’re not considering renaming it to “Barrack Obama University in Houston”. Which wouldn’t surpise me, either.
Heh. After I wrote this, I started going through the comments at the Houston Chronicle, and sure enough…someone has suggested Obama University.
The best part is the “thumbs up” and “thumbs down” vote count.