Utah Board of Higher Education Appoints Mindy Benson as Interim President

Utah Board of Higher Education Appoints Mindy Benson as Interim President Utah Board of Higher Education Appoints Mindy Benson as Interim President

July 16, 20211 min read
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The Utah Board of Higher Education unanimously named Mindy Benson as interim president of Southern Utah University to take effect on July 26, 2021. The Board of Higher Education will undertake a search for a new president and immediately begin the process of appointing a presidential search committee over the next several weeks.


“I am humbled and honored at the opportunity to serve in this leadership capacity at Southern Utah University,” said Benson. “I have a deep and abiding love for SUU. My father worked here, I earned my degrees here, I teach here, and I value the heritage that has established a solid foundation for our students and their promising futures. This is an important time at SUU as we have been a leader in growth, innovation and, most notably, student success. I look forward to working with SUU's administrative leaders, faculty and staff to elevate the university’s impact on our students, our community, and our region.”


Benson was appointed as the first vice president for Alumni and Community Relations in 2014 and will be the first female to serve in the presidential role for the institution. Benson has excelled at SUU advancing through a variety of positions, including director of student life and leadership and executive director of Alumni Relations.




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