Chosen or Preferred Name Change

Chosen name is for students or employees who would prefer to be referred to by something other than their legal name. Chosen name will be displayed whenever legal name is not required.

Go to


Self Service (Cardinal Direct)

Select Employees

Select Personal Profile

Select User Profile

Select Edit Personal Identity

Change your first name to your chosen/preferred name – note it is required when modifying the chosen name that first, middle initial and last names be entered.

Click Save

The process could take up to 48 hours to complete.


Article ID: 98456
Fri 2/14/20 3:05 PM
Thu 1/7/21 1:59 PM