Gov. Cox is replacing every member of the Utah Board of Higher Education

Asked why Cox elected to nominate an entirely new board, Jennifer Napier-Pearce, the governor’s senior adviser and director of communication, said Cox supported SB146, which “reshapes the Utah Board of Higher Education, reducing the number of members and enabling the board to better focus on a statewide vision. The governor wants Utah’s colleges and universities to be more aligned with workforce needs and responsive to keeping tuition low, and he believes this board will do that.”

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