House Oks bill renaming College of Eastern Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – The Utah House has approved legislation to change the name of Utah State University-College of Eastern Utah to Utah State University Eastern.

The college, which was established in 1937, has campuses in Price and Blanding.

It was known as the College of Eastern Utah until 2010, when it merged with Utah State.

The school’s Chancellor Joe Peterson says the school wanted a shorter name and the school is often referred to as Utah State University Eastern or USU Eastern.

The House unanimously voted to approve the legislation Thursday. It now heads to the governor for approval or veto.

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