PRESIDENT RUTH WATKINS
“The University of Utah’s success in containing higher education and health care costs, while building excellence in research and teaching, reflects the values of the state we call home— an unparalleled work ethic and a spirit of entrepreneurship, collaboration, and community service.”
About President Watkins
Dr. Ruth V. Watkins, the 16th president of the University of Utah, is guiding the state’s flagship institution to unprecedented heights. President Watkins’ signature initiatives include degree completion, innovative student funding models, strong partnerships with community stakeholders, uniting the campus as One U to drive innovation in research, education, and operational efficiency, and addressing grand societal challenges such as mental health and interpersonal violence.