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President Wyatt's Message: Good Luck With Finals

One of the great triumphs in human history occurred when Sir Edmond Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first two people to climb the tallest mountain on earth, Mount Everest. When asked about conquering Everest Hillary said, “It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” Wow. Think about that. He understood that developing himself into the type of person who could get to the top was far more important than actually getting to the top. To succeed in climbing he

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Campus Forum: March 19, 2018

President Scott L Wyatt spoke with employees of SUU at an open forum Monday, March 19, 2018, providing a summary of the 2018 Utah Legislative Session. His presentation covered the three areas in which the Legislature impacts higher education and SUU the most; funding, construction, and policies.

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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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The Advantages of Attending College

By President Scott L Wyatt on December 20, 2017

in President's Corner

Southern Utah University President Scott L Wyatt joined hundreds of high school students at Cedar High School in early December to discuss the advantages of attending college. Wyatt stressed that the decisions students make now determine the life they will lead.

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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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