Recent News

Richard Williams Named New DSU President
7/17/14 - The Board of Regents have selected Dr. Richard “Biff” Williams as the 18th President of Dixie State University.

Three Finalists Named in DSU Presidential Search
7/11/2014 – The Dixie State University Presidential Search Committee has narrowed down the prospective Dixie State University president to three finalists: Dr. Don Capener, Dr. Reid L. Neilson and Dr. Richard Williams.

STEP UP Ready Grants
7/3/2014- Step Up Ready grants are made possible by the Utah State Legislature and its vision of making college more attainable to all Utahns. The Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) invites grant applications from partnerships between school districts/local education authorities (LEAs) and Utah not-for-profit higher education institutions.

USHE Completion Grants
7/3/2014- The Board of Regents has awarded a Completion Grant to each of the eight public colleges and universities in the state, to help sustain and scale programs working to improve graduation rates.

Multi-State Collaborative
7/3/2014- The Multi-State Collaborative to Advance Learning Outcomes Assessment (MSC) is an experimental approach to student learning outcomes assessment involving nine states throughout the country.

Daniel W. Campbell Named Board of Regents Chair
5/16/2014- The Utah State Board of Regents has unanimously elected a new Chair: Daniel W. Campbell, a Regent since 2010, has assumed the post of Chair from Bonnie Jean Beesley, who held the position since 2012. France Davis was also selected as Vice Chair at the meeting at Weber State University.

State Board of Regents Meeting is Scheduled for May 16
5/9/2014 – Meeting at Weber State University, the Board of Regents will discuss the ROI of 66by2020, vote on the next Chair and Vice Chair, and approve the 10-year enrollment forecast for USHE. Governor Gary Herbert will attend the Committee of the Whole.

USHE Completion Grants
4/30/14 – USHE releases RFP for new, one-time funding for USHE institutions to be used to support and scale projects that have been developed and tested as a pilot at the institutions, specifically projects working to achieve the Board of Regents’ Completion Initiatives.

USHE Receives Funding to Accelerate Strategic Student Success Planning Project
4/7/14 – The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant funds collaboration with other state systems to address at-risk student populations.

State Board of Regents Will Meet March 28
3/21/14 –  Lowest Tuition Increase Since 2000 Will Be Considered

Higher Education Hosting Regional College Open House Nights
3/17/14 – StepUP to Higher Education is hosting four open house nights for high school students grades nine through eleven and their families.

Higher Ed Funding Appropriation Increases by More than 11 Percent
3/13/14 – The Utah legislature has approved a USHE budget increase of slightly more than 11 percent.

Higher Education Leaders Urge Caucus Attendance
3/5/14 – Leaders of the State Board of Regents are urging Utahns to participate in the political party caucuses held between March 18 and 27 .

DSU Search Committee Members Named
12/13/13 – The Regents have named a 22-member committee to search for the next president of Dixie State University.

SLCC Search Committee Members Named
12/11/13 – The Regents have named a 21-member committee to search for the next president of Salt Lake Community College.

Gary L. Carlston Named Interim President of Snow College
12/5/13 – Dr. Carlston will serve as president effective January 8, 2014.

Scott Wyatt Named President of Southern Utah University
11/22/13 – President Wyatt, who is currently leading Snow College, will succeed Interim President Richard Kendell.

Finalists Named in SUU Presidential Search
11/18/13 - The Board of Regents announced today the four finalists who will interview for the position of President of Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah. The Presidential Search Committee conducted a national search and considered nearly 70 potential candidates.

Regents Appoint Dr. Deneece Huftalin Interim President of SLCC
11/15/13 – Appointment of presidential search committees for Dixie State University and Salt Lake Community College also authorized.

College Application Week Launches in Eight Utah High Schools
11/11/13 – Pilot project seeks to get more students applying to college earlier in their senior year. The Utah System of Higher Education believes that every Utah high school senior should apply to college.

Utah’s Colleges & Universities Launch “15 to Finish” Campaign
10/22/13 - Timed to roll out with spring semester registration at Utah’s eight public colleges and universities, the Utah System of Higher Education is launching its “15 to Finish” college completion campaign today. The campaign touts the benefits of enrolling in 15 credits a semester, which is the minimum number needed to complete an associate degree in two years or a bachelor’s degree in four years.

Enrollment at Utah’s Colleges & Universities Stronger than Expected
10/10/13 - Utah’s public colleges and universities have been bracing for significant temporary enrollment declines ever since the LDS Church announced last October that it was lowering the age at which a young man or woman could serve a mission.

Annual Conference Lets School Counselors Know Paying for College is Possible
9/20/13 – USHE is hosting its annual statewide conference for secondary school administrators and counselors, which brings together over 500 personnel from across the state.

Regents Approve 2014-15 Higher Ed Budget & Prioritize Capital Development Requests
9/13/13 – The Regents’ top budget priorities are Employee Compensation, Acute Equity, and Distinctive Mission for the state’s 66% goal.

SUU Presidential Search Committee to Hold Public Meeting
7/11/13 – The presidential search committee for Southern Utah University will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, July 17 at the Heritage Center in Cedar City.

Regents Appoint Interim President of Southern Utah University
5/17/13 – Dr. Richard E. Kendell has been named as the interim president of Southern Utah University, effective July 8, 2013.

Regents Approve Tuition Increases for 2013-14 & Scholarship Award Levels
3/29/13 – For most Utah undergraduates, 5% tuition increase will be the lowest in a decade.

Statement from Commissioner Buhler on Legislative Budget for Higher Education
3/14/13 – The Utah System of Higher Education is appreciative of the support for higher education demonstrated by the Utah Legislature this year.

Governor’s Budget Good News for Higher Education
12/12/12 – The 2013-12 budget recommendation released by Governor Gary Herbert includes the top three funding priorities for Utah’s colleges and universities.

Regents Modify Credit Policy to Encourage College Completion
11/19/12 – The Utah State Board of Regents approved a change to its tuition policy with the intent of increasing the number of student who complete their college education in a timely manner.

Charles A. Wight Named New President of Weber State University
10/9/12 – The State Board of Regents have selected Dr. Charles A. Wight, who is currently serving as the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Utah, as the 12th president of Weber State University.

Finalists Announced for Weber State University President
10/4/12 – The State Board of Regents announced the four finalists who will interview for the position of president of Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.

Regents Approve 2013-14 Higher Education Budget and Prioritize Capital Facilities Requests
9/14/12 – At its September meeting, the State Board of Regents approved the 2013-14 budget request of $49,396,000 for the Utah System of Higher Education.

David L. Buhler Named as Commissioner of Higher Education
6/21/12 – By unanimous vote, and with the approval of Governor Gary Herbert, the State Board of Regents selected David L. Buhler as Utah’s eighth Commissioner of Higher Education.

Bonnie Jean Beesley Installed as Board of Regents Chair
5/23/12 – The gavel of the State Board of Regents has been passed to Regent Bonnie Jean Beesley, who has served on the Board since 2003.