2016 Legislative Update – Week 5

2016-2017 Budget With revised revenue projections announced last week, significant budget decisions continue to loom before a final budget takes shape. There is still a lot of work on the budget as well as several bills that continue their march through the legislative process. Key Legislation *HB 182, Concurrent Enrollment Amendments by Rep. Val Peterson, […]

The economic impact of veterans who complete college

A new Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) study shows as veterans in Utah attain a greater education, the more they will earn in wages. Over 4,000 veterans were enrolled at USHE institution in 2013-14, a growing population of students on Utah’s campuses. The further indicates the short term investment of state funds in tuition and […]

Study: Walk-in centers and services for veterans at USHE institutions

Earlier this year, the Utah State Legislature passed SB 68, Veterans Centers. This legislation requires the Board of Regents to conduct a study to determine the feasibility of providing a veterans “walk-in center or services at each institution of higher education.” Staff at the Commissioner’s office worked with the Chief Student Services Officers, veterans services […]