The Utah State Board of Regents has begun its search for Southern Utah University’s 16th president after Michael T. Benson announced his resignation. With high expectations for the University’s next president, SUU has steadily heightened its standards over the past decade, refining its focus on the University’s core strengths and distinct advantages as the state’s premier and only public liberal arts and sciences institution.

November 22, 2013: Scott L Wyatt named 16th president of Southern Utah University

November 18, 2013: Board of Regents Announces Finalists for Southern Utah University President

July 17, 2013: A large group of campus and regional community members turned out to discuss ideas and concerns with the 21-member Presidential Search Committee.

July 12, 2013: The presidential search committee will hold a public meeting in Cedar City on Wednesday, July 17, to gather input from the region's residents on the key personal attributes and strengths the community would like to see in SUU’s next president.

June 27, 2013: The Utah State Board of Regents released the official position description for SUU's 16th president

May 23, 2013: The presidential search committee conducted three separate public meetings on the SUU campus for faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the community. The meetings helped the committee gather comments from the various constituent groups.

May 17, 2013: One of Utah’s most distinguished educators, Rich Kendell, has been selected as SUU interim president.

May 17, 2013: The State Board of Regents announced its formal appointment of members of the SUU Presidential Search Committee.

May 15, 2013: The presidential search committee will hold a series of public meetings on Thursday, May 23, to gather input in determining the key attributes and experience requisite of the University’s 16th president.