About the Board
The Utah Board of Higher Education is the governing body for the Utah System of Higher Education. The Utah Legislature grants it the power to control, oversee, and regulate USHE. The Board’s major responsibilities include selecting and evaluating institutional presidents, setting policy, reviewing programs and degrees, approving institutional missions, and submitting a unified higher education budget request to the Governor and State Legislature.
The Utah Board of Higher Education is comprised of 10 Utah citizens, all appointed by the Governor, including one student member.
Nine of the members are appointed to six-year staggered terms while the student Board member is appointed to a one-year term.