Best of State Names SUU Top Educational Institution for Second Year

Published: May 06, 2019 |
Author: Kenzie Lundberg |
Category: Academics

Southern Utah University once again won three Best in State awards to add to its impressive list of accolades, winning for Best Educational Institution, Curriculum Development, and Volunteer Service.

Best of State recognizes outstanding individuals, organizations, and businesses in Utah. This win highlights SUU’s many accomplishments as an educational institution, including achievement of effort, innovation in approach, methods and processes, and overall contribution to the quality of life in Utah.

The nomination specifically cites SUU’s outstanding graduation rates, post-graduation preparation, and low student debt, as well as the many accolades earned over the years. A series of educational innovations and the SUU and STECH Dual Immersion program were also highlighted.

Chairman Scott L Wyatt is all smiles when asked about these new awards, “It’s such an honor to be at SUU right now. We’re in an extremely creative time; everyone here takes seriously the responsibility of putting students first and helping them have an amazing experience with high results.

In addition to being known for its innovation, SUU has been recognized for its contribution to the community and the state in the volunteer service category. With hundreds of thousands of volunteer hours donated by students, faculty, and staff each year, and the Carnegie Foundation’s Community Involvement Classification, SUU stands apart from other institutions.

“The college years are a very self-centered time in a young person’s life,” Wyatt said. “Students work hard to achieve their goals and prepare for their future. Nonetheless, our students find considerable amounts of time to serve others in our community. Our faculty and staff provide them with wonderful mentorship. I couldn’t be more impressed with the character of the people at SUU.”

As SUU continues to grow, the focus remains on academic quality and the student experience. SUU proudly offers world-class project-based learning opportunities where students gain professional experience before entering the workforce. Here, students come to explore their interests and prepare for meaningful careers and life experiences in a safe, caring, and approachable community.

This commitment to student experience and unique educational opportunities is garnering national attention, positioning SUU as one of the top universities in Intermountain West.


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