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LDS Business College will become Ensign College on Sept. 1.

The name change was announced during the school’s weekly devotional on Tuesday morning by Elder Paul V. Johnson, the commissioner of Church Education for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

“This name change will be a catalyst for reintroducing the college and all that it offers,” Elder Johnson told 848 people who filled the Assembly Hall on Temple Square.

He also announced that Ensign College, a two-year school, will offer a limited number of four-year degrees beginning in fall 2021. Additionally, it will begin to offer most of its unique curriculum to people around the world via BYU-Pathway Worldwide.

“It is a meaningful name,” Elder Johnson told the Deseret News. “It has historical meaning and it also has meaning in the language. The historical meaning goes back to our roots in this valley, Brigham Young seeing Ensign Peak from Wilford Woodruff’s wagon in 1847 and knowing, this is the place. It carries all that history, and then it also carries the power of the word itself. We’re really hoping that this college will continue to be a banner, a standard for people to look at. We’re so excited about this.”

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