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Focus on Small, Achievable Goals

Dear Students, I have a story to share with you this week as you prepare for finals and complete your projects. When I was about 8 years old my father and I went on our first overnight hike into the mountains above our home in Cache Valley.

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Enrollment Growth at SUU

Congratulations—and thank you—to all our friends at SUU! We led enrollment growth in Utah this past fall (2016) over the prior fall (2015)—again! The Commissioner’s office just released the “end-of-term” numbers for all schools in Utah. SUU’s total enrollment for last fall (2016) was 9,598, a growth of 4.95%. Looking specifically at the total Budget-Related enrollments (excluding students in self support programs), SUU led the state with a 13.6% increase! The next

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SUU Holds Tier 2 Tuition Steady

We know getting an education can be expensive—and so for the fourth year in a row—Southern Utah University will not be seeking an increase above the state required minimum rate. This year the minimum rate increase is expected to be set at 2.5%. Four of the six universities in Utah will be asking for a tuition increase higher than the minimum 2.5%.

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Employee Campus Forum: January 23, 2017

Southern Utah University President Scott Wyatt held an employee campus forum on January 23, 2017. In two separate meetings held that day, President Wyatt discussed plans for future buildings, logistics of new program partnerships, and the benefits of a college education. The legislation, university and governor's budgets were also discussed in detail. 

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Why Choose SUU - Meet President Wyatt

By President Scott L Wyatt on January 11, 2017

in President's Corner

When you choose to attend Southern Utah University, you are on a path to discover your purpose. Everything we do at SUU is to provide a safe, quality education for you to become your best self.

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Good Luck With Finals Week!

By President Scott L Wyatt on December 09, 2016

in President's Corner

As with the end of every semester, I wish I had time to sit down with each of you and offer my personal support as you move into finals week. But there are 9,608 of you and only one of me. So, please accept this letter as my heartfelt expression of encouragement to you.

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A Letter from President Wyatt; 2016 Election Results

By President Scott L Wyatt on November 11, 2016

in President's Corner

We elected a new president this week. He will be sworn into office as the 45th President of the United States of America in a short two months. And like the conclusion of every campaign in the past, some are celebrating while others feel disappointed or hurt. Although not the most contentious campaign in our country’s history, this one has been filled with exceptionally divisive and demeaning rhetoric. It is completely understandable that many feel worried and fearful

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100 Best College Buys in America

Great news! Southern Utah University was just named one of the 100 Best College Buys in America. Two other Utah universities received the same recognition. The other two are Utah State University and the University of Utah. It is an honor to be known as one of America’s best buys with these two excellent schools.

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20 Strides Made by SUU in the 2015-16 School Year

SUU has done a lot in the last 12 months. From national recognitions to new institutional programs and athletic achievements, the Thunderbirds are staying busy and making their name known. Here are 20 highlights from the 2015 – 2016 academic year:

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Advice for Incoming Freshmen

By President Scott L Wyatt on August 28, 2016

in President's Corner

Let me debunk a myth. Being a student at Southern Utah University is NOT preparation for life. Your time as a student here IS life. Your time here today, this hour, even the few minutes I am speaking with you, is as much “your life” as the same amount of time four or five years from now, after you graduate, have a job, more money and paid vacations. I have heard students say, in fact I said it myself as a student, once I “get through” college and on with life—real

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