Utah’s higher education commissioner has resigned ‘to pursue other professional opportunities’

The newly appointed Utah Board of Higher Education named Deputy Commissioner Geoffrey Landward as interim commissioner pending a nationwide search for Woolstenhulme’s successor.

Landward has been with the Utah System of Higher Education for eight years, most recently as deputy commissioner and secretary to the Utah Board of Higher Education.

Woolstenhulme guided the system through consolidation of its degree granting and technical institutions, the COVID-19 pandemic and the renaming of Dixie State University to Utah Tech University, as well a number of searches for new university and college presidents including University of Utah President Taylor Randall and Utah State University President Betsy Cantwell.

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