It is a pleasure to serve the State of Utah as the 8th Commissioner of Higher Education. The office has a rich history, starting in 1969 when the Board of Regents was created to provide greater coordination among state’s colleges, universities, and applied technology centers. The most famous emeritus of the Commissioner’s office is T.H. Bell, who became U.S. Secretary of Education under President Reagan.
The office oversees a talented group of professionals (see contacts in the right “sidebar”) who are committed to improving higher education in Utah.
We are presently in the middle of an extensive planning initiative, aligning education in Utah to attain the goal of 66% of the adult population having some form of post secondary education credential by 2020.
Regents have identified three goals for our office: increasing participation, improving retention and engaging in economic development activities. These three goals help focus our energy and align nicely with the longer range goal of 66% by 2020.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact me via email; or (801) 321-7103. The executive secretary to me and the Board of Regents is Kirsten Schroeder and can be contacted via email or by phone (801) 321-7103. You can also visit us on Facebook here.
Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee
January 30, 2013
State Workforce Investment Board
January 11, 2013
USHE Budget Priorities 2013-14
November 27, 2012
Higher Education as an Economic Enterprise
November 15, 2012
Click on the links below to view previous presentations.
Governor’s Education Summit October 15, 2012
Plan to Achieve Utah’s 66% Goal September 13, 2012
Higher Education Organizational Engagement
Board of Directors — American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU),
Member — AASCU Planning and Programs Committee
Presidential Trust — Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU)
Executive Committee — State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO)