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PRESIDENT TAYLOR R. RANDALL

“At the University of Utah, we have a philosophy of: Imagine…then do. It’s why we call it Imagine U. Today, I want to tell you what that means to me, and how it will shape my leadership. Imagine, is one of the most powerful and evocative words in the English language. Why? Because it evokes something personal and aspirational to everyone who hears it and follows its call. A call to become our best versions of ourselves. A call to ensure everyone feels a sense of belonging. A call to be a part of something larger than ourselves. A call to make the world a better place. In this auditorium today there are hundreds of different versions of imagine. Think about what yours is.” – March 23, 2021

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Taylor R. Randall, PhD, was selected by the Utah Board of Higher Education as the 17th president of the University of Utah, the first alumnus since 1973 to serve in the position. Randall’s initiatives focus on inspiring new generations of students, driving innovation, and improving the lives of every Utahn, with an overarching goal of becoming a top 10 public university with unsurpassed societal impact. Before his appointment, he led the nationally ranked David Eccles School of Business for 12 years.

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