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  • New SUU President Holds Community Forum Tonight Looking For Input
    by Carin Miller
    Published - 01/15/14 - 12:48 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    Southern Utah University President, Scott L Wyatt. SUU Photo
    Southern Utah University President, Scott L Wyatt. SUU Photo
    (CEDAR CITY, Utah) – The new president at Southern Utah University, Scott L Wyatt, wants to know what members of the community cherish about the college, and what they would like to see change at a community reception tonight.

    The reception begins at 4:30 p.m. in the Gilbert Great Hall on SUU’s Campus.

    In a video invitation, Wyatt said that he and his wife are happy to have moved to Cedar City, and that he plans to do everything within his power to make SUU an even better university than it is already.

    “It is a great honor for us to be able to be associated with you and Southern Utah,” he said. “And to have a chance to help lead SUU through the next several years.”

    Wyatt said it is important to him to “preserve” what is so wonderful about the university, while working towards improving in areas where they can. He said that in order to accomplish his goal, he is seeking community input, because he feels it is important to understand how the school is meeting the needs of those in the surrounding area.

    “I am inviting you to an open forum for all of the community to come and visit with me about Southern Utah University and what this community needs from the school,” Wyatt said.

    According to a press release, this is just one of many similar discussions the new school president plans to have in the upcoming months as part of his 100 Day Listening Tour.

    The release reported that Wyatt’s listening tour will span through Southern Utah, and across the state gathering information from the public about what they feel SUU has to offer, or should offer to students and communities.

    “University's administrative structure of shared governance created an ideal forum in which all voices can and should be heard, to the benefit of the University as a whole,” the release reported. “To that end, Wyatt will spend the bulk of the spring semester meeting with any and everybody who holds a stake in SUU's future and who has ideas, questions and concerns they'd like to share with the University's new leader.”

    To track the university presidents progress and discussions there is a new web page provided by the university where people can share thoughts and comments, as well as read blogs and updates given by Wyatt himself.

    More information is available at http://suu.edu/100days/

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