UPDATE: MUW group to meet on name change

COLUMBUS – A Mississippi University for Women Leadership Committee is to meet Thursday to discuss a new name for the university.

The committee is expected to make a recommendation to MUW President Dr. Claudia Limbert.

Months ago, an MUW Naming Committee narrowed a list of more than 1,000 suggested names to three — Reneau University, Welty-Reneau University and Waverley University.

In March, a communication firm hired to research the names reported that 43 percent of study respondents favored Waverley University, 33 percent favored Reneau University and 24 percent favored Welty-Reneau University.

The university subsequently asked The Cirlot Agency to conduct additional research on the names.

The Associated Press

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