Southern Utah College President Scott L Wyatt is stepping down from the Cedar Metropolis college to lead on the web training for the Utah Procedure of Higher Instruction.
A lookup for Wyatt’s successor will begin immediately and Utah larger education officers are functioning to determine an interim president. Wyatt will start out the new place of senior government director of statewide on the web schooling on Aug. 15.
Wyatt was chosen president of SUU in 2013. Under his management, the university has held tuition flat for the earlier a few yrs, improved college student scholarships, reduced college student costs and reduced tuition for on line learners. In the course of his time period, the college released a $9,000 on the net bachelor’s of normal reports diploma plan.
For the duration of his presidency, enrollment grew from 8,200 to 13,000 college students in excess of six several years.
In a assertion, Wyatt expressed gratitude for the prospect to serve as SUU’s 16th president.
“My spouse, Kathy, and I have savored the finest time of our life collectively in Cedar Town performing alongside our college and staff colleagues, its great alumni and supporters, group associates, and, of program, SUU’s extraordinary pupils. Part of our hearts will stay in Cedar City permanently we will stay supporters of the college for the relaxation of our lives,” he mentioned.
In addition to enrollment progress, the university’s retention and graduation rates climbed throughout Wyatt’s tenure. He led the university in producing the dual enrollment partnership with Southwest Technological College, introduced a few-12 months bachelor’s degree systems and trademarked SUU as the College of the Parks.
“President Wyatt has led Southern Utah College to lots of remarkable achievements during his 8 a long time as president,” said Utah Commissioner of Greater Schooling Dave R. Woolstenhulme.
“In the past two years alone, Wyatt has observed SUU by way of the development of its on line programming, much more than doubling its on the internet offerings. Nevertheless he will be missed by the total SUU group, we are psyched to proceed our perform with each other in his new job as senior executive director of statewide online training – a posture with outcomes that will enhance the entire Utah System of Better Schooling.”
Abundant Christiansen, chairman of the school’s board of trustees, stated Wyatt and his senior group ushered in a exceptional interval of innovation and expansion at the university, focusing on “affordability, accessibility and inclusion without sacrificing excellent.”
“President Wyatt has been instrumental in improving the campus setting and establishing a powerful eyesight for the long term. He will be deeply skipped at SUU, but we are thrilled to see the affect he will carry about for online education and learning at the condition level,” he mentioned.
Prior to his appointment as SUU president, Wyatt served as president of Snow School. He also served in the Utah Property of Representatives as the elected Cache County legal professional. He has also been a companion in the Logan legislation business Daines, Wyatt & Jenkins LLP.
He acquired a regulation degree from the College of Utah S.J. Quinney School of Legislation and holds a bachelor of science from Utah Condition University, with a twin key in philosophy and economics.