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Bentley morphs from college into university
By Globe Staff
Bentley College is no more. Bentley University, on the other hand, says it's making great strides.
Officials at the Waltham institution announced today that they had won approval from the state Board of Higher Education to change their name.
Gloria Cordes Larson, the university president, called it a "landmark event," saying that "Bentley has become the model of a 21st-century business university."
"Bentley has been operating at the level expected of a university and we are extremely pleased that the [higher education board] has recognized that," she said in a statement.
The board approved the name change at a meeting at Quinsigamond Community College. The "college systematically increased its program offerings and faculty expertise and research capability" and was approved to offer doctoral degrees in accounting and business in 2005, the board noted in a statement.
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