The New Sanford-Brown

Beginning March 31 Sanford-Brown will expand its educational mission and unite the International Academy of Design and Technology (IADT) in Chicago, Las Vegas, Orlando, Seattle, San Antonio and Tampa and Brown College in Mendota Heights and Brooklyn Center, Minnesota under the Sanford-Brown name.

To understand more about the recent changes at Sanford-Brown we've compiled the information listed below to provide explanation to commonly asked questions:

Q. What campuses are changing?

A. IADT campuses in Chicago, Las Vegas, Orlando and Seattle will each be renamed Sanford-Brown College, as will Brown College campuses in Brooklyn Center and Mendota Heights, Minn. In San Antonio, IADT and Sanford-Brown are already in the same building. In Tampa the two schools will soon be in one location. So in these two locations, the two schools will become integrated. IADT Online will also be renamed Sanford-Brown Online.

Q. How will students benefit?

A. IADT, Brown College and Sanford-Brown students benefit as they become part of the new Sanford-Brown. This expansion brings together strengths of these career-focused schools to increase the programs and resources available to students at Sanford-Brown campuses around the country. In time, campuses that focus on a single program area may grow to include others. Depending on the location, campuses may offer Health, Design, Technology and/or Business programs, among others.

Q. Will the same staff continue teaching their courses?

A. The faculty you know will continue to teach the programs that exist today. Now more than ever, our students need support and continuity. At this time, we do not plan to impact or change any faculty roles as a result of the brand change.

Q. How quickly will this change happen?

A. While we are working quickly to change over all materials to reflect the new Sanford-Brown, don’t be surprised if you see the old name or logo in sections of the school website, letters, emails and materials. This transition will take time and we expect to have all materials updated within three to four months after the transition.

Q. Why is the logo changing? What was behind the creation of the new logo?

A. As Sanford-Brown expands its educational mission, a new logo has been developed to better represent this new chapter for the school. The logo symbolizes that the interests of student, school, employer and community are interdependent and united. Sanford-Brown succeeds only when we all succeed.

Q. Are there any new program offerings with the new name?

A. Depending on the location, campuses may offer Health, Design, Technology and/or Business programs. The School of Health, the IADT School of Design, the School of Technology and the School of Business will form the foundation of these areas of study at Sanford-Brown. Programs will be added at campuses depending on market demands. Not every campus will have all programs.

Q. Why is Sanford-Brown using IADT School of Design for their design programs?

A. Sanford-Brown wants IADT students to understand they will experience the same quality of design education as they did under the IADT brand. We know change can sometimes be difficult, so to smooth the transition we’ll maintain the name “IADT School of Design” for a period of time.

Q. Will Alumni of IADT and Brown College still be able to access alumni services and transcripts? Where?

A. Career Services resources and access to transcripts and other records will continue to be available to alumni at the campus after the name change. Brown College and IADT Alumni are invited visit to learn more about requesting documents and the Sanford-Brown Alumni Association. There, alumni will find information about who they can contact if they have additional questions.

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