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Presidential Mission

Ruth V. Watkins

Presidential Mission

My vision for the University of Utah is simple: To provide an environment where interested, well-prepared students have the opportunity to explore and grow; where faculty are supported and encouraged to discover, create, and innovate; and where hardworking staff can have lifelong and rewarding careers.

This vision leads to a set of intertwined priorities: We will build upon our existing commitment to strive for excellence together in all endeavors, embrace equity and diversity, create a sustainable future, and ensure affordable academic and health care programs. These priorities are the foundation for my other areas of emphasis, including: engaged student experiences at every stage of learning, strong support for research, creative work, and scholarship, and involving faculty and students in endeavors that will make a difference in this state, across the nation and the globe.