University College

Dean's Office

Bennion Administration Building, 304 (AD 304)
Fax: (435) 586-7921

Patrick Clarke
Phone: (435) 586-5479

Dale Orton (Sharwan Smith Bldg. 205)
Executive Director of Student Success
Phone: 435-586-7711

Deb Pool
Dean's Administrative Assistant
Phone: (435) 865-8582

John "Jeb" Branin
Associate Dean & Executive Director of Experiential Learning
Phone: (435) 586-5424

Vicki Nielsen (Sharwan Smith Bldg. 205)
Assoc. Dean's Admin. Assistant
Phone: 435-586-7808

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Mission Statement

University College at Southern Utah University has a threefold mission: 

1- University College provides services and resources for students who have yet to declare a major.
Services include:

  • Academic advising
  • Career coaching
  • Aptitude, skills, and interest testing
  • Courses in personal development, the decision making process, and career preparation

2- University College serves students in their academic development and career preparation through centers and programs focused on transitional academic services including career preparation services, academic advising, and support programs for those on academic probation. 
Services include:

  • Career and professional development
  • Academic advising
  • Tutoring
  • Testing

3- University College promotes and facilitates significant experiential learning opportunities for students, faculty, and staff.  
Experiential Engagement Centers within University College include:

  • Community Engagement Center
  • Creativity Center
  • The Center for Outdoor Engagement
  • Leadership Engagement Center 
  • Sargon Heinrich Global Engagement Center