Well, this is a little embarrassing.
Harry Reid graduated from Southern Utah University and for a while now his name has graced one of their buildings… but it won’t for much longer.
Several months ago, some concerned citizens met with Wyatt, calling for the removal of Reid’s name from the center.
“We had people step up and pledge money towards removing his name. In five days I received pledges totaling $40,000 – in just five days,” said Cedar City Councilman Paul Cozzens.
The school plans to name a new building after Reid, but the expected donations for the new building have not come in.
They thought there would substantial donations from Harry Reid’s friends,” Wyatt said. “But there has never been any money donated for that purpose.”
The association between Reid and the center also has created some confusion.
“The purpose for the Harry Reid Outdoor Engagement Center has never been clearly defined,” Wyatt said. “The Harry Reid name created confusion about the purpose of the center because nobody associated Harry Reid with the outdoors, so they were having a hard time creating a clear brand.”