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A Presentation to the Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee

By President Scott L Wyatt on February 01, 2018

in President's Corner

This presentation was given by President Scott L Wyatt to the Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee during the 2018 Utah State Legislative Session. He later presented these slides to the faculty and staff at Southern Utah University in a campus forum held January 31, 2018. Listen to President Wyatt's presentation here.

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Good Luck With Finals!

By President Scott L Wyatt on December 11, 2017

in President's Corner

Hello Students! As finals approach my mind is filled with memories of the days when I was a student in your shoes. For those of you like my wife, Kathy, who was always on top of things and never procrastinated getting her homework done—I offer my hardy congratulations and best wishes for next week. On the other hand, for those of you like me, who put off completing projects and preparing for finals until the last minute—I offer my sympathy for what promises to be a very

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Chief Diversity Officer Dr. Schvalla Rivera

By President Scott L Wyatt on December 05, 2017

in President's Corner

It is my pleasure to announce Southern Utah University has hired its first Chief Diversity Officer; her name is Dr. Schvalla Rivera. Dr. Rivera comes to us with a wide range of experience working with students, faculty, and staff. A separate press release will be sent out introducing her to you. She will begin working with us next month and will report to me as a member of the President’s Council.

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Update on the Las Vegas Tragedy, Vigil, and Blood Drive

By President Scott L Wyatt on October 03, 2017

in President's Corner

So many of us at SUU have felt deeply the effects of the tragedy that occurred in Las Vegas two evenings ago. We have confirmed that several of our students were at the concert when the gunman unleashed his fury on the crowd. At least one of our students was injured and is in the hospital recovering. Many of our students have friends who were killed or injured   Sunday   evening. We had some of our employees in Las Vegas that night as well. We don't as yet know the full

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President's Welcome Back Assembly 2017

On opening day in August, President Scott L Wyatt presented his State of the University to Faculty and Staff. Audience members filled the Great Hall with overflow in the Whiting room.

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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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Campus Forum: March 22, 2017

President Scott L Wyatt spoke at an employee campus forum March 22, 2017. His review of the 2017 Legislative Session covered state tuition increases, performance-based funding, and the overall university budget focus, among other things. Questions regarding the below information can be directed toward Ellen Treanor (ellentreanor@suu.edu). 

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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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