Awards, Grants & Appointments

U’s Genetic Science Learning Center Awarded $1.7 Million from the All of Us Research Program

The Genetic Science Learning Center (GSLC) at University of Utah has been awarded $1.7 million for the first year of a partnership award from the All of Us Research Program, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The award may total up to $8.7 million over the anticipated five-year project period. With this funding […]


U announces new associate vice president for faculty

University of Utah Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dan Reed announced that Professor Sarah Projansky has accepted an offer to serve as associate vice president for faculty. Projansky will assume the position on Aug. 1, 2019. In her new role, Projansky will assist Reed on a variety of issues, including faculty appointments, tenure considerations, […]


Randy Shumway appointed to U Board of Trustees

The Utah Senate on Wednesday confirmed Randy Shumway as the newest member of the University of Utah’s Board of Trustees, effective July 1, 2019. Shumway is the chair of Cicero Group, a global management consulting firm he founded in 2001. The company is rated among the top 50 overall consulting firms and one of the […]


U appoints new director of University Neighborhood Partners

University of Utah President Ruth Watkins has appointed Jennifer Mayer-Glenn as the new director of University Neighborhood Partners and special assistant to the president for campus-community partnerships. Mayer-Glenn will assume the position on July 1, 2019. She follows Sarah Munro, who has served as director of University Neighborhood Partners (UNP) since 2015 and has been […]


SVP Daniel Reed to be appointed to the National Science Board

Daniel A. Reed, senior vice president for Academic Affairs at the University of Utah, has been selected to serve on the National Science Board, which provides advice and oversight for the National Science Foundation. President Donald J. Trump announced the pending appointment on Friday, May 10, 2019. Reed’s term will expire on May 10, 2024. […]


U names new senior associate vice president for enrollment management

Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Daniel Reed is pleased to announce that Steve Robinson has been selected as senior associate vice president for enrollment management. Robinson is currently assistant vice president and chief of staff for student services and enrollment management at the University of Oregon. He will assume his position on July 15, […]


Chemistry chair Cynthia Burrows receives 2019 Rosenblatt Prize

Cynthia Burrows, chair of the department of chemistry at the University of Utah, is the 2019 recipient of the Rosenblatt Prize for Excellence, the U’s highest faculty accolade. The $50,000 cash award is presented annually to a faculty member who transcends ordinary teaching, research and administrative efforts. A group of distinguished faculty members on the […]


Lori K. McDonald named vice president for student affairs

University of Utah President Ruth Watkins announced that Lori K. McDonald has been named vice president for student affairs. “Lori has earned the trust and respect of the U community through creative, skillful leadership and through her capacity to build vibrant partnerships with virtually every major office and academic unit on our campus,” Watkins said. […]


University of Utah receives prestigious grant from Lumina Foundation to support degree completion initiatives

The University of Utah has received a $335,000 grant from Lumina Foundation to assess the effectiveness of its newly launched Invest in U program, an income share agreement program aimed at helping students finish their degrees faster. The grant also will allow the U to develop and highlight best practices and innovative models with other […]


Katharine Ku appointed to U Research Foundation Board of Directors

The University of Utah Research Foundation has appointed Katharine Ku to its board of directors. Ku recently retired from Stanford University’s Office of Technology Licensing after serving as executive director for 27 years. A world-renowned expert in technology transfer, she developed nine principles for university technology licensing that have been adopted by tech transfer offices […]