Trustees vote to change institution's name to Reinhardt University
Date of Event: 11/01/2009
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Board of Trustees Chair William G. Hasty Jr. '67 (left), Reinhardt President Dr. J. Thomas Isherwood and Student Government Association President Christopher R. Williams celebrated the Board's approval to change the institution's name to Reinhardt University effective June 1, 2010. Hasty, Isherwood and Williams introduce the College's first billboard design featuring "Reinhardt University" to the Board.
Reinhardt already has 43 challenging degree programs, and new offerings range from specialized programs for first responders (fire, police, EMTs) to graduate programs in business, music and education. This variety and quantity already exceeds what a college traditionally provides, and more are on the way! Reinhardt is committed to being a dynamic institution of quality and a center of teaching, research and life-long learning.
Better Access for Adults and Graduate Students
Reinhardt's educational leaders are developing programs and access points for working adults and graduate students. Though the undergraduate experience will continue to vitally important, more evening, weekend and online students are in the plans. By 2015,Reinhardt plans to have about 500 students who live on campus, 500 who commute to Waleska, and 500 who attend extended sites like the North Fulton Center and others.
"The reality is that, with the depth of our 40 undergraduate programs, the strength of our graduate programs, the comprehensive nature of our professional and liberal arts degrees, and the evolution of our schools into strong academic units, we have grown into an institution that is more accurately described as a university," Isherwood said. "It's not something we aspire to become; it's what we are," said Reinhardt President Dr. J. Thomas Isherwood.
Though Reinhardt has been in Waleska for more than 125 years, all its current facilities have been built or renovated since 1994. The newest building projects, including the Hasty Student Life Center, the East and West Apartments, the Falany Performing Arts Center and the W. Frank and Evelyn J. Gordy Center, are also wonderful resources for community organizations and summer camps.
What's Tried and True
Warm, welcoming community
Reinhardt faculty, staff and students have been known for their friendliness for generations. Our small classes (average size is 14) and supportive faculty and staff will always strive to know their students as individuals, not just names and numbers.
You'll have many opportunities to develop skills and confidence. Clubs and organizations, athletics and residence hall life, or service projects and spiritual activities - all complement the classroom experiences.
Excellent Educational Investment
Reinhardt remains one of the most reasonably priced private institutions in the area. Our financial aid staff enjoy answering questions and using their knowledge and experience to help students receive the maximum aid for which they qualify.
Beautiful scenic main campus
Winter, spring, summer and fall, the Waleska campus is blooming and beautiful. You can easily walk from class to class.