Sigafoos says name change made 40 years ago for marketing, branding purposes; issue of rebranding the College wasn’t raised by McCasland
Yavapai Community College Board Chair Ray Sigafoos was clearly irritated at the mere suggestion that “Yavapai Community College” be used anywhere when referring to the College, even in the obscure Governing Process ends statement 3.0 of the Carver process used by the Board. The broad name-change issue of changing “College” to “Community College” was brought up by Sigafoos’ at the August 8, 2017 Board meeting.
Representative Deb McCasland’s explanation that she felt the ends statement should merely identify the owners more accurately in the Governing Process statement didn’t seem to satisfy Mr. Sigafoos. He went on at length suggesting at one point that it would cost a lot of money to change the current name from “College,” to “Community College” and further suggesting the College undertake a “survey” to determine the cost of the change to “Community College.”
McCasland had not remotely suggested a major name change. The exchange between Mr. Sigafoos and Ms. McCasland can be viewed in its entirety below.