Utah Tech University (UT) is governed by a 10-member Board of Trustees, eight of whom are appointed by the governor of the state of Utah with consent of the Utah Senate. The president of the UT Alumni Association and the president of the UT Associated Students UTSA serve as ex officio board members. The eight appointed board members serve four-year terms. The two ex officio board members serve for the terms of their respective offices. The board elects its own leadership.
The board’s responsibilities include partnering with the Utah Board of Higher Education on the appointment of the president of the University and other duties, responsibilities, and functions as delegated and authorized by the Utah Board of Higher Education or through rules and regulations of the University. The board’s duties include acting on behalf of the University in facilitating communication between the University and the community; assisting in the planning, implementation, and execution of fund raising and development projects aimed at supplementing University appropriations; and perpetuating and strengthening alumni and community identification with the University’s traditions and goals. The board also approves new academic programs, institutional policies, and all candidates for earned degrees and diplomas granted by the University.
The board operates several committees, including an executive committee, audit committee, and honors committee that, in consultation with the University’s president, makes recommendations for honorary degrees and other honors bestowed by the University. The board may form other ad hoc committees as needed to carry out its business.
The UT Board of Trustees meets regularly during the academic year. For more information or if you have questions, please contact Board Secretary Courtney White at 435-652-7534.