The University of Idaho’s student body president says more than 6,300 signatures were collected on a petition asking the state Board of Education to reconsider removing the proposed term “flagship” from the school’s updated mission statement.
Samantha Perez implored trustees Wednesday to revisit their decision. Perez and others approached trustees over the “flagship” removal during a board meeting in Moscow.
School officials have long used the term “flagship” to brand the university, Idaho’s oldest, but it was only added to a proposed new mission statement last year. Board members didn’t deem the term appropriate and it was struck in February. (AP)