In 2014, 12.5% of presidents of degree-granting colleges and universities in Utah were women. In 2017 that number had grown to 25%. Today, 50% of the presidents are women.
The numbers come from a report from the Utah Women and Leadership Project, which has been tracking the status of the state’s women leaders in education since its first study was published in 2014.
Utah is even ahead of the national average of 33% for the number of women in president positions at degree-giving universities. It’s clear that state leaders and others have focused on this issue since the first report, said Susan Madsen, founder and director of the project.
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