The University of Utah Presidential Search Committee will host three public meetings to obtain input from members of the campus community and the general public as part of the search for the next president beginning on Feb. 24, 2021.
Public input from these meetings will help the committee shape a position announcement, the primary advertisement for the position used in recruiting candidates. Those unable to attend these meetings are encouraged to submit a comment online by emailing email@example.com.
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, from 6-7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, from 2-3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 2, 2021, from 6-7:30 p.m.
After the position announcement is finalized, the committee will begin recruiting candidates, screening applications and conducting interviews with potential finalists. The next public announcement from the committee will be when it recommends three to five semi-finalists to the Utah Board of Higher Education. The Board intends to name a new president by the fall of 2021 but will take the necessary time to find the most qualified candidate.
The University of Utah Presidential Search Committee is co-chaired by Utah Board of Higher Education Chair Harris H. Simmons and University of Utah Board of Trustees Chair Christian Gardner. It is comprised of representatives from the Utah Board of Higher Education, trustees and institutional stakeholders including faculty, staff, students, administration, alumni and community members.
In January 2021, Ruth V. Watkins, president of the University of Utah, announced she has accepted a top post at Strada Impact and will step down in April 2021, ending three year tenure as president.