Navajo President Shelly Signs Bill to Change the Name of a Navajo Tribal College

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For Immediate Release

July 25, 2013

Navajo President Shelly Signs Bill to Change the Name of a Navajo Tribal College

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly signed a bill that formally changes the name of Navajo Technical College to Navajo Technical University during a signing ceremony Thursday afternoon. 

“Navajo Technical College is now Navajo Technical University,” President Shelly announced immediately after he signed the bill.

Legislation CJY-30-13 changes the name of the college.

Navajo Technical University President Elmer Guy witnessed the signing.

“This is a great day for our institution of higher learning,” NTU President Guy said.

“It is in the best interest of the Navajo Nation to amend Title 2,” the legislation stated.

The name change is effective immediately.

“We are thankful that we are moving into a new future with Navajo Technical University. I encourage our children and young people to consider NTU to fulfill their educational needs. We are making a change for the better,” President Shelly said.

President Shelly toured the college earlier this week.

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Photo courtesy Navajo Technical University