CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The UVA Board of Visitors has voted to change the name of Alderman Library.

It will now be named Shannon Library, after Edgar Shannon. He was the fourth president of UVA, serving from 1959 to 1974. He is credited with making UVA a modern research university and carrying the student body through the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War.

Fifteen board members voted in favor and one abstained.

The vote comes as the university continues to study the history of the school and the names they put on their buildings.

Alderman Library was named after Edwin Alderman, who served as UVA's president from 1905 to 1931. Researchers discovered that Alderman was a supporter of eugenics, a fake science that marked some races and people for selective reproduction that was extremely popular in Virginia.

During his presidency, Alderman hired eugenic scientists in departments across Grounds.