Regional Services

Welcome to the SUU Office of Regional Services!

Southern Utah University’s Office of Regional Services, along with SUU's Vice President for Finance and Government Relations, represents the University’s interests with local, state, federal and tribal governments and policy-makers, and pursues state and federal resources and funding for the advancement of SUU's mission.

The Office of Regional Services has a special "community engagement" focus of working closely with local governments and state and federal agencies throughout the region as a partner and resource, assisting them with such things as economic and business development, community planning, cross-jurisdictional collaboration, and natural resource issues. The Office is also a champion for rural Utah priorities and policies and provides rural leadership development opportunities. This Regional Services community engagement role is designed to fulfill SUU’s mission as Utah's public liberal arts and sciences university, with one of three core themes being Community & Social Responsibility.

In fulfilling SUU's regional community engagement mission, and attempting to bring the resources and expertise of the University—as well as those of our numerous partners—to bear throughout the region, the Office of Regional Services regularly works with the following entities:

  • Utah Governor's Office and Executive Branch departments and programs
  • Utah State Legislature and legislative staff
  • Utah's Congressional Delegation members and staff
  • various federal agencies and programs
  • county and community government elected officials and staff
  • local and regional NGOs
  • and the Utah System of Higher Education and Commissioner of Higher Education's Office.

As well, Regional Services has numerous University-specific assignments and programs that are detailed throughout this Website.

The Program links on the left side of your screen, which are consistent throughout the Website, lead to more information about our work. The updated list of Regional Services activities & projects provides a quick summary of all of our programming.

Thank you for visiting the Regional Services Website!