Nate Talley

Nate Talley is the Chief Financial Officer for the Utah System of Higher Education. Prior to his tenure with USHE, Nate worked for nearly a decade in the Utah Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget, ultimately serving as Deputy Budget Director and Chief Economist for Governor Cox. Nate’s budget and policy work experience spans an […]

Vic Hockett

Hockett oversees Talent Ready Utah, a center legislatively created to represent the voice of industry in developing short-term and long-term workforce development strategies. Talent Ready Utah is industry-facing and focuses on workforce alignment by convening government, industry, and education partners to create and expand workforce training programs, K12 pathways, certificates, apprenticeships, and degrees executed by […]

Alison A. Adams

Alison Adams is the Utah Board of Higher Education’s General Counsel. She has devoted her career to public service and has previously served as Executive Director of Utah State University’s Office of Equity, Director of the Utah Labor Commission’s Antidiscrimination and Labor Division, and Associate General Counsel for the Utah State Courts. Alison serves as […]

Taylor K. Adams

Taylor K. Adams joined USHE from Utah State University, where she served most recently as Assistant Vice President for Statewide Campuses. For the past 10 years, in various student affairs, teaching, and administrative roles at USU, she’s led initiatives across the state of Utah to serve students in technical education and degree-granting programs. Adams currently serves on […]

Jefferson Moss

Jefferson Moss is The Point’s Innovation District Project Director. In this capacity, he leads USHE’s involvement in the major economic development efforts at The Point. Moss is responsible for overseeing the strategic initiatives and day-to-day operations at the Innovation District. He will work in close consultation with The Point Executive Director and Operations Director to […]

Jared Haines

Jared Haines is the Commissioner’s Senior Advisor for Technical Education. He assists and advises the Commissioner on technical education projects and issues, advocacy, institutional support, legislative support, and leadership for technical education throughout USHE. Jared served 15 years in the Utah System of Technical Colleges as Associate Commissioner of Instructional and Student Affairs and as […]

Kim Ziebarth

Kim Ziebarth

Kim Ziebarth is the Associate Commissioner for Technical Education at the Utah System of Higher Education. With over 25 years of experience, Kim has held key leadership positions at the Utah System of Technical Colleges and Davis Technical College. Kim is dedicated to supporting institutions and faculty in preparing students with critical skills needed for […]