5 12, 2018

Salt Lake Chamber’s Statement on Governor’s 2020 Budget Proposal

By |2018-12-06T12:41:13+00:00December 5th, 2018|Blog, Policy, Statements|0 Comments

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (Dec. 6, 2018) – Derek Miller, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance, issued the following statement regarding Gov. Herbert’s fiscal year 2020 budget proposal: “Utah’s economy is the envy of the nation and the result of fiscal discipline, smart management and forward-thinking decision-making. Throughout our history, [...]

3 12, 2018

UVU Launches Search for New Provost and Vice President

By |2018-12-06T14:37:09+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Blog, Member News|0 Comments

Originally published by Braley Dodson in Daily Herald on December 3, 2018 Utah Valley University has launched a national search for its next provost and vice president for academic affairs. Jeffery Olson, who currently serves in the roles, will retire at the end of the 2018-19 academic year. He originally planned to retire five years [...]

3 12, 2018

Big Budget Surplus Means Lawmakers Plan to Pay Cash for New Prison; Could Put Millions Into Utah Schools

By |2018-12-07T12:51:18+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Blog, Community News|0 Comments

Originally published by Bob Bernick in Utah Policy on December 3, 2018 Look for Utah GOP legislators to pay cash for the new Utah State Prison. Monday morning, Republican Gov. Gary Herbert and majority leaders announced a $1.321 billion surplus for this current year, which ends on June 30. GOP House caucus members were briefed on the [...]

1 12, 2018

Utah is Changing the Way it Sets Tuition Rates for its Public Universities. Here’s How

By |2018-12-03T15:57:15+00:00December 1st, 2018|Blog, Community News|0 Comments

Originally published by Marjorie Cortez in Deseret News on December 1, 2018 SALT LAKE CITY — Starting with the 2019-20 academic year, the Utah State Board of Regents will set tuition rates specific to each of the state's eight public colleges and universities. Previously, the regents set an across-the-board percentage increase that applied to all [...]

23 11, 2018

Utah’s System of Higher Education Moves Ahead with Utah College Advising Corps Expansion

By |2018-12-03T16:35:03+00:00November 23rd, 2018|Blog, Community News|0 Comments

Originally published by Marjorie Cortez in Deseret News on November 23, 2018 SALT LAKE CITY — Utah's System of Higher Education is moving ahead with expansion of the Utah College Advising Corps, even before asking the Utah Legislature for a dime for the initiative. The program helps high school students make successful transitions to higher education [...]

16 11, 2018

Weber State University Opens New $5 Million Education Center

By |2018-11-21T11:20:55+00:00November 16th, 2018|Blog, Member News|0 Comments

Originally published by Anna Burleson in Standard-Examiner on November 16, 2018 OGDEN — The Weber State University Community Education Center is open in central Ogden. The $5 million building is a place where community members can take courses in Microsoft Office, interview and job search skills along with English as a Second Language courses, more [...]

22 10, 2018

BYU Ranks Ahead of all Utah Colleges or Universities in New National Report

By |2018-10-25T12:02:42+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Blog, Member News|0 Comments

Originally published by Herb Scribner in Deseret News on October 22, 2018 SALT LAKE CITY — A new report identified the top colleges in Utah. What happened: A new report from WalletHub ranked the best colleges and universities across the country based on a number of factors, including student selectivity, cost and financing as well as career [...]

22 10, 2018

High School Science Could Include Opioid Education with New Program

By |2018-10-25T11:55:59+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Blog, Member News|0 Comments

Originally published by Erik Neumann in KUER on October 22, 2018 A first-of-its-kind program at the University of Utah is bringing together teachers and professors to create high school curriculum about opioids. Inside a plain conference room, Saratoga Springs teacher April Thompson sat with three science teachers putting pastel sticky notes on a wall. They [...]

21 10, 2018

Improving Education Quality is Highest Priority for Utah Voters

By |2018-10-25T11:51:47+00:00October 21st, 2018|Blog, Community News|0 Comments

Originally published by Bob Bernick in Utah Policy on October 21, 2018 The top issue that Utahns want state government to solve is improving the quality of public education, a new poll by Dan Jones & Associates finds. Jones asked 649 adults to list their top three issues facing Utah state government, and then listed [...]

20 10, 2018

Utah ACT Scores Trend Upward but Lag Behind National Averages

By |2018-10-24T11:02:03+00:00October 20th, 2018|Blog, Community News|0 Comments

Originally published by Marjorie Cortez in Deseret News on October 20, 2018 SALT LAKE CITY — Utah high schoolers' ACT test scores trended upward in 2018, but the state's scores continue to lag behind national averages. In 2018, more than 42,000 Utah public school students took the ACT college entrance exam, posting an average composite [...]