Director, Center for Rural Life
Southern Utah University
Curtis works with state and federal policy and lawmakers to advance the interests of Southern Utah University. He also works to actively engage the university with businesses, communities and governments throughout the region and state in such things as economic development, community planning, partnering and collaboration – with particular focus on rural communities and issues. He served for six years as senior staff, and as Utah State planning coordinator for both Gov. Mike Leavitt and Gov. Olene Walker, directing programs such as the 21st Century Communities and the Utah Smart Site initiatives. He has degrees from Snow College and Utah State University.