Laís Martinez

Laís Martinez

Ms. Martínez began her career in higher education after completing her undergraduate degree as a non-traditional (adult learner) student. This lived experience helps her understand the challenges faced by students as they navigate structural barriers, and it is the reason she is most grateful for her time working directly with first-generation students and their families.  […]

Carrie Mayne

Carrie Mayne

Carrie Mayne is the Chief Economist. Formerly, Mayne was the Chief Economist and Director of Workforce Research and Analysis at Utah’s Department of Workforce Services, where she was employed for 14 years. She and her staff produced a wide array of tools to aid the public in understanding the state’s workforce. Mayne is a member […]

Geoffrey Landward

Geoffrey Landward

Geoffrey Landward was appointed Interim Commissioner of the Utah System of Higher Education in September 2023. He will serve in this capacity during the national search for a commissioner is conducted. He previously served as deputy commissioner and secretary to the Utah Board of Higher Education. In addition to over a decade of public policy […]

Julie Hartley

Dr. Julie Hartley is Associate Commissioner of Academic Education. Prior to joining USHE, she was a faculty member, dean, and then a campus director at various institutions in Utah, Illinois, Michigan, and New York. Her Ph.D. is in anthropology from Columbia University.