Dixie State University DSU is governed by a 10-member Board of Trustees, eight of whom are appointed by the governor of the state of Utah with consent of the Utah Senate. The president of the DSU Alumni Association and the president of the DSU Associated Students DSUSA serve as ex officio board members. The eight appointed board members serve four-year terms. The two ex officio board members serve for the terms of their respective offices. The board elects one of its members to serve as chair and another member to serve as vice chair.
The boards responsibilities include consulting with the Utah Board of Higher Education on the appointment of the president of the university and other duties, responsibilities and functions as delegated and authorized by the Utah Board of Higher Education or through rules and regulations of the university. Its duties include acting on behalf of the university in facilitating communication between the university and the community; assisting in the planning, implementation and execution of fund raising and development projects aimed at supplementing university appropriations; and perpetuating and strengthening alumni and community identification with the universitys traditions and goals. The board also approves all candidates for earned degrees and diplomas granted by the university.
The board operates several committees, including an executive committee, audit committee and honors committee that, in consultation with the universitys president, makes recommendations for honorary degrees and other honors bestowed by the university. The board may form other ad hoc committees as needed to carry out its business.
The DSU Board of Trustees meets regularly during the academic year. For more information or if you have questions, please contact Courtney White at 435-652-7534.