Committee recommends Utah Polytechnic State University as name change for Dixie State

By: | June 15, 2021

Utah Polytechnic State University, aka Utah Tech.

A new name for Dixie State University not only would send a message the university is inclusive, it would spotlight its unique role as a polytechnic university that is also open enrollment, university officials say.

“The objective is to weave all of this together — open access to an education that is hands on, that is applied, that is career focused. That’s the combination that I think that that will make us make this unique,” said Michael Lacourse, DSU’s provost and vice president of academic affairs.

On Monday, a name recommendation committee meeting in St. George voted 11-3 to select Utah Polytechnic State University as its preference for the next name for Dixie State University. The recommendations will be forwarded to the university trustees for further consideration.

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