At Southern Utah University, exemplary faculty and staff — men and women of character — perform in an atmosphere that is both challenging and nurturing. Through personalized learning and academic integrity, the University enables students and graduates to honor thought in all its finest forms and to excel in life. SUU is committed to providing an excellent education through a diverse, dynamic and personalized learning environment. The University educates students to be critical thinkers, effective communicators, lifelong learners and individuals who demonstrate integrity and empathy as they pursue their lives’ ambitions.
Our future as Utah’s designated liberal arts and sciences university will expand upon our storied past and time-honored principles that have ever formed the vision of Southern Utah University. However, to keep this vision alive and to flourish, the University must call upon the spirit and the character of the founders. Those who share these beliefs are earnestly needed as collaborators in this vital mission.
Over the decades, many members of our extended family have chosen to contribute to our vision in ways both great and small. Friends and benefactors, since the founders first fought to establish this institution, have been wholly essential to our growth and success throughout our history. This commitment to our vision reminds all at the University that our illustrious past is but prologue to a future of innovation and accomplishment. We are both buoyed and challenged by the certainty that the future is rising.
Michael T. Benson