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ELP Alumna Named New VP for Student Affairs

University of Utah President Ruth Watkins announced that Lori K. McDonald has been named vice president for student affairs.

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Jason Taylor elected Vice Chair of CPPHE

Congratulations to Jason Taylor on being elected to a 3-year role as an Executive Committee Member of the Council for Public Policy in Higher Education (CPPHE)

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The Research Collaborative on HEP received funding from the Laughing Gull Foundation

Erin Castro, Director of the Research Collaborative on Higher Education in Prison at the University of Utah received funding from the Laughing Gull Foundation. Laughing Gull Foundation commits over $3.6 million in grants to organizations supporting HEP.

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Chris Linder Receives Spencer Foundation Award

Developing a Critical-Interdisciplinary Research Agenda to Eradicate Sexual Violence on U.S. College Campuses. Through this Summit sponsored by the Spencer Foundation, we bring scholars committed to engaging critical, interdisciplinary research together to develop a comprehensive research agenda that will work toward eradicating campus sexual violence.

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In Memorium

Lloyd McClearyDr. Lloyd McCleary "Mac"
Dr.  McCleary came to the University of Utah in 1969 as Chair for the Department of Educational Administration (now known as Educational Leadership & Policy). He retired in 1994 as Professor Emeritus. Mac was a prolific author and researcher with numerous books, journal articles and research reports. Mac's career encompassed a wide range of activities from university professor to international work for the Department of State, USAID, UNESCO and numerous other associations.

A celebration of life will be held on March 24, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. at Chase Mill at Tracy Aviary, 589 East 1300 South, Salt Lake City.

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Congratulations to our wonderful students on receiving the following awards and recognitions this past year:

Victoria Cabal – Recipient of the Beacons of Excellence Award
April Sanders-Aboulila – Recipient of the Beacons of Excellence Award and the Quatar Malone Fellowship
Karla Motta – Recipient of the Sorenson Legacy Foundation Scholarship
Rachel Fletcher – Recipient of the STEM Innovation Counselor of the Year Award
Mindy Layton – Appointed as the National Education Association State Director
Brian McGill – Recipient of the SafeUT app and mental health prevention award
Denise White – Recipient of a $2,000 scholarship through ALAS

Vivian D'Andrade - Romeo Jackson

Co-founders of the
Black Cultural Center at the University of Utah.


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Last Updated: 5/21/19