Utah Board of Higher Education Appoints Geoffrey Landward as Interim Commissioner of Higher Education and Commences National Search

During its meeting today, Sept. 13, 2023, the Utah Board of Higher Education appointed Geoffrey Landward as interim commissioner and announced it will commence a comprehensive national search for the next Utah commissioner of higher education following the resignation of Commissioner Dave R. Woolstenhulme. Incoming Interim Commissioner Landward has been with USHE for eight years. […]

Utah Board of Higher Education holds roundtable with presidents

The Utah Board of Higher Education convened virtually on Friday, Sept. 8, 2023, for a productive discussion with presidents and other representatives of Utah System of Higher Education institutions on critical issues and opportunities for the future of higher education in the state. Chair Amanda Covington began the meeting by saying that the Board wants […]

Utah partners launch CNC Machining Youth Apprenticeship program

A bold step to boost state workforce and manufacturing Beginning this academic year, Utah partners launched the CNC Machining Youth Apprenticeship program, sponsored by the Utah Manufacturers Association. In collaboration with USHE’s Talent Ready Utah, the Department of Workforce Services, the Utah State Board of Education, Granite and Weber School Districts, Ogden-Weber Technical College and […]

New 10-member Utah Board of Higher Education holds inaugural meeting 

Senate confirms last gubernatorial appointment, Cydni Tetro  The Utah Board of Higher Education convened its first meeting of the newly reconstituted Board, made up of 10 members, on Aug. 10 in Salt Lake City. The meeting was marked by each member taking their oath of office and the election of Amanda Covington as Chair and Steve […]

USHE’s Talent Ready Utah Awards $1.8M in Deep Tech Funding

Talent Ready Utah, housed within the Utah System of Higher Education, is pleased to announce the approval of four new Deep Tech Initiative awards for spring 2023, providing funding for expanded deep tech programs at USHE institutions.  Grants totaling $1,800,091 will be used to fund the following purposes at Utah colleges: Artificial Intelligence and Machine […]

National Student Clearinghouse Data Incident Student Notice

A recent worldwide data incident has compromised a large number of organizations, including the National Student Clearinghouse. The Utah System of Higher Education contracts with the Clearinghouse for its services on behalf of all USHE institutions, and USHE institutions provide student information to the Clearinghouse directly to support financial aid administration. The Clearinghouse has notified […]

Davis Technical College Receives Utah Works Grant for CDL Program

Nearly $820k to benefit 102 students seeking CDL licensure SALT LAKE CITY (June 30, 2023) — Talent Ready Utah, housed within the Utah System of Higher Education, is pleased to announce Davis Technical College was awarded a Utah Works Grant for their Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) program totaling $819,865. This funding will benefit 102 students […]

Utah Senate Confirms Governor’s Appointments to Board of Higher Education

Utah State Capitol building on a cloudy day.

The Utah Senate confirmed nine of Governor Cox’s appointments to the Utah Board of Higher Education on June 14 during day one of the 2023 2nd Special Session at the Utah State Capitol. Board members confirmed include: Javier Chavez Jr., founder of Cerveza Zólupez Beer Company Amanda Covington, chief corporate affairs officer for Larry H. Miller Company […]

Elizabeth R. Cantwell named 17th USU President

The Utah Board of Higher Education unanimously selected Elizabeth “Betsy” R. Cantwell as the 17th president of Utah State University today, following an extensive national search. Cantwell will assume the position later this summer. She succeeds Noelle E. Cockett, who served as president from January 2017-June 2023. “I’m enormously grateful for the Utah Board of […]