Utah Tech University’s Courtney R. White named interim president

The Utah Board of Higher Education’s Executive Committee selected Courtney R. White as interim president of Utah Tech University today to take effect on Jan. 5, 2024. The Board of Higher Education will undertake a search for a new president and begin the process of appointing a presidential search committee over the next several weeks.   “Utah […]

Salt Lake Community College Begins National Search for New President

SLCC South Campus

Salt Lake Community College announces 11-member Presidential Search Committee and upcoming public meetings. As part of its delegated duties and responsibilities, the Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) Board of Trustees named an 11-member committee to conduct a national search for the next president of SLCC. The college is working with AGB Search, a national search firm, to […]

Entire public higher education system unifies to eliminate in-state college application fees moving forward

Board of Higher Education votes unanimously on the move The Utah Board of Higher Education voted today, Dec. 1, 2023, to eliminate application fees for in-state applicants moving forward, supporting its mission to equitably provide accessible, valuable, innovative, and affordable higher education for students to expand their economic mobility, enhance their cultural awareness, and improve […]

USHE’s Talent Ready Utah and partners announce Manufacturing Youth Apprenticeship Program

Students guaranteed interview for full-time job Talent Ready Utah, housed within the Utah System of Higher Education, in partnership with Utah PaperBox, Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City School District and Salt Lake Education Foundation, on November 9, 2023, announced a partnership expansion for the Talent Ready Apprenticeship Connection (TRAC), the state’s youth apprenticeship program. […]

Utah Board of Higher Education hears Prosperity 2020 Report, discusses priorities

Completion of a postsecondary credential is as valuable as ever The Utah Board of Higher Education convened today in Salt Lake City. The Board notably discussed the USHE Prosperity 2020 Update Cicero Report, a common application and institutional and Board priorities, among other items.  Key findings and recommendations of the USHE Prosperity report include: Value: Completion of a postsecondary credential is as valuable as ever. Postsecondary […]

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 […]

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 […]