About Our Name Change

In January of 2018, ECOP worked with consultants to revisit the institutional purpose, mission, and vision.

The “Vision Cast” comprised self-definition, Strengths-Weaknesses-Opportunities-Threats (SWOT) analysis, and Gap analysis.

Once the Vision Cast produced a new purpose, mission, and vision, a survey was taken of internal stakeholders – faculty, staff, and students.

An additional survey was conducted to reach potential stakeholders.

After months of prayer, deliberation, and counsel, Cornerstone College of Virginia (CCV) was chosen because it conveyed Christ-centeredness, strength, and foundation. Other advantages included the following:

  • It was not too localized
  • It was distinguishable from other entities named Cornerstone
  • It could speak to preparing students for a variety of missions and careers

A new logo and branding were chosen to depict CCV’s identity.

CCV’s tagline “Christ Centered. Career-Focused” speaks to its commitment to education for ministry in the church and in the marketplace.

The State Corporation Commission acknowledged the name change amendment June 5, 2018.

The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) acknowledged the institution’s ability to provide religious education under the name Cornerstone College of Virginia on June 20, 2018.