Recent Publication Touts SUU’s Exceptional EducatorsAugust 19, 2013
Author: Jessica McIntyre
From quality educators comes a quality education. Outstanding in their field, the professors at Southern Utah University have a passion for inspiring excellence in their students and it’s time a spotlight was shined on their greatness.
Provost Bradley J. Cook teamed up with SUU University Relations and distributed a publication touting only a small sample of the brilliant minds amongst SUU faculty. In the “Extraordinary Educators” publication 12 outstanding professors from across campus were featured for their dedication to giving students an exceptional education all while progressing professionally
Of this Cook said, “One of the greatest assets at SUU is its dedicated and gifted faculty. This publication is intended to tell the story to parents, students, peers and policy makers that SUU is truly extraordinary and the faculty is largely the reason for that fact.”
Cook’s statements were mirrored by Dean O’Driscoll, vice president of University Relations, who remembered his years as a T-Bird student and stated that since SUU’s humble beginnings the professors have always been focused on the student’s success.
“Every professor across the country can teach from the same textbook and it's the professors that make the difference in an education,” said O’Driscoll. “Our professors are truly exceptional. They create a culture of caring that goes beyond the classroom and sincerely want to see their students succeed academically and personally.”
Professors were chosen from SUU’s 251 faculty members and Cook stated that the 12 featured in this publication are only a small sample of the noteworthy educators found within SUU’s five academic departments. This is only the first installment of “Extraordinary Educators” and administrators will continue to select and spotlight exceptional faculty members.
Throughout the 2013-14 academic year, University Relations will be publicizing the individual educators who were highlighted in the 2013 segment of "Extraordinary Educators."
To receive your own copy of this exceptional publication, or to have copies within your department offices, contact University Relation’s office at (435) 865-8054.