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Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Office

Director: David L. Ottley
Location: Military Science 118 (Enter through the south door)
Phone: (435) 797-1266
FAX: (435) 797-0291

The vision statement of the Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity (AA/EO) Office reads as follows:

“USU sees an environment in which every individual has an opportunity to learn, work, and contribute, and where full inclusion and respect for all people encourages creativity and productivity. The result will be students, faculty, and staff working together, serving and strengthening our local, national, and global communities.”

In support of this vision, it is the policy of Utah State University to ensure equal educational and employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including sexual harassment and pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. In addition, discrimination based on sexual orientation is prohibited in the hiring of employees or in evaluating employee or student performance.

The AA/EO Office implements federal, state, and University anti-discrimination laws, statutes, and policies, and strives to provide an atmosphere in which students, staff, faculty, and participants in USU-sponsored activities and programs can work, study, and live without fear of illegal discrimination or harassment. It also works to increase access to education and employment for groups that have traditionally faced barriers to opportunities in these areas.

The AA/EO Office focuses on a variety of areas, which include (but are not limited to):

  1. Acting as the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator for the University. This is the responsibility of the AA/EO Director.
  2. Receiving, investigating, evaluating, processing, and assisting in the resolution of illegal discrimination and harassment (including sexual harassment) issues and complaints.
  3. Providing training on affirmative action, illegal discrimination, harassment (including sexual harassment), valuing diversity and “differences,” and other AA/EO-related topics to a variety of audiences, including students, staff, faculty, and community.
  4. Developing affirmative action policies, plans, and programs at USU aimed at increasing employment opportunities for underrepresented groups of women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans.
  5. Monitoring the representation and status of women and minorities who are prospective or current faculty or staff.

Utah State University is dedicated to providing equal opportunity in education and employment to all students, faculty, staff, applicants, and participants in University programs. Members of the University community, who feel their rights have been violated, want information, or just need some guidance relating to their course of action relating to AA/EO issues, should contact the Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Office, located in Military Science 118 (use south entrance), or call (435) 797-1266. Copies of the complete Affirmative Action Program are available in the AA/EO Office. Copies of AA/EO-related policies, including the sexual harassment policy and discrimination complaint policy, are available in the office. Information pertaining to other AA/EO-related laws, policies, and issues at the local (USU), state, and federal levels are also available at the office. These items, along with other information, are also available on the AA/EO Office website at:


Director, Office of Analysis, Assessment, and Accreditation: Michael Torrens
Location: Main 302, UMC 1437
Phone: (435) 797-0220
FAX: (435) 797-1680

Educational assessment involves gathering and analyzing information about learning activities with the goal of improving academic programs. In essence, assessment is what we do to assure that what we do is what we say we do.

Educational assessment is important for a number of reasons. First, Utah State University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, as well as a number of discipline-specific accreditation bodies. USU must have a credible assessment program to satisfy the requirements of those organizations. Second, by documenting the effectiveness of its educational programs, USU demonstrates accountability of resource use to the USU Board of Trustees, the Utah State Board of Regents, and the Utah State Legislature. Finally and most important, faculty and administrators at USU have an innate curiosity about how well students are educationally prepared to meet the challenges of life. Faculty and administrators also have a strong desire to help USU students by making the institution better. To meet these objectives, the following policy on assessment has been formally approved by the USU Board of Trustees:

The University is committed to timely internal and external assessment of its programs to assist in productive academic planning and the fulfillment of its mission and goals. To meet this commitment, the University and all of its units shall gather, analyze, and publish data annually that relate to the planning for and evaluation of the accomplishment of the missions, goals, and objectives of the University and its units. Such assessments are intended to determine the extent to which University programs meet their goals and objectives and further the mission of the University; to establish a culture of evidence for assessment; and to meet the standards of the Regents, the Trustees, the Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities, and USU. The assessment process shall be a continuous process which shall involve faculty and other concerned stakeholders in central roles. Furthermore, assessment results will directly inform planning and other decision-making activities. (USU Policy Manual, 103.7.4)

There are several aspects of good assessment. The first is that the focus should be on outcomes. The goal is to demonstrate that students actually develop needed competencies and significantly add to their knowledge as a result of attending USU. The second is that evidence derived from multiple sources is preferable to a single measure. The third is that academic units should have flexibility in formulating their assessment plans—“one size does not fit all.” Finally, an effective assessment plan should be structured as a process, rather than as an event. Asessment must be an ongoing activity that contributes to institutional improvement.

Consistent with these guidelines, USU has implemented a comprehensive plan for educational assessment. This plan focuses on the following areas:

  1. Student Attitudes and Perceptions. The Office of Analysis, Assessment, and Accreditation (AAA) conducts annual surveys of freshmen/sophomores, graduating seniors, and graduate students. Comparative surveys, such as the National Survey of Student Engagement, are also administered.
  2. Early to Mid-Program Assessments. AAA is involved in ongoing analyses to evaluate USU’s freshman orientation program, measure improvements in writing and mathematics skills, and determine mastery of content in general education courses.
  3. End of Program Assessment. This is the key component of USU’s assessment effort. Academic departments have been given the primary responsibility for evaluating the preparation of their graduates. Each department is expected to have an easily accessible and user-friendly assessment website that shows program learning objectives, the relationship between learning objectives and curriculum, outcomes data from several sources that demonstrate the extent to which students are mastering program objectives, a description of the process by which assessment data are used for decision-making, and examples of program changes made as a result of assessment efforts. AAA assists the departments in this endeavor by reviewing departmental progress, recommending changes, and providing “best practices.”
  4. Alumni Satisfaction. AAA conducts periodic surveys of alumni. Departments also obtain information from alumni through advisory groups and departmental surveys.
  5. Employment and/or Employer Satisfaction. AAA conducts surveys of employment and participation in graduate education of recent graduates. At the academic department level, employers are contacted through surveys and/or employer advisory groups to determine the strengths and weaknesses of USU students they have hired.
  6. Facts and Figures Website. The USU Facts and Figures website is a virtual “Factbook” that provides a broad range of information about the University. Of particular importance is the USU Performance Dashboard, which shows trends in key areas of institutional performance and serves as a key management information tool for University administrators.

Global Engagement

Utah State University is engaged in a broad array of activities designed to facilitate international education and research. Many activities are embedded in departments and colleges. Key University-level offices and points of contact are highlighted below.

Office of Global Engagement

International Education

Key offices associated with international education include the Office of the Vice Provost for International Education, the Office of International Students and Scholars, the Study Abroad Office, the Office of International Cooperative Education and Initiatives, the Office of International Scholarship Programs, the Office of International Program Development, and the USU Intensive English Language Institute. The roles and responsibilities of each of these units are described below.

Office of the Vice Provost for International Education

The Office of the Vice Provost for International Education, under the Office of the Provost, supports and encourages a wide range of international activities throughout the institution. It directly oversees the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS), the Study Abroad Office, and the Office of International Scholarship Programs. It assists in University diplomacy with foreign universities and government entities. It coordinates international contracts and educational programs abroad. It is also responsible for assisting students and scholars in obtaining Fulbright grants.

Vice Provost for International Education: Mary S. Hubbard, Military Science 213E, (435) 797-3686, FAX (435) 797-0136,

Office of International Students and Scholars

The Office of International Students and Scholars serves as the primary link between students and local and government agencies around the world. It provides leadership and advisement support for immigration issues and enhances the academic, social, and personal interactions of international students and scholars. A more detailed description of the Office of International Students and Scholars can be found here .

Director of the Office of International Students and Scholars: Jeannie Pacheco, Taggart Student Center 313, (435) 797-1124, FAX (435) 797-3522,

Study Abroad Office

The Study Abroad Office provides USU students with opportunities for study throughout the world, through exchange partner institutions or consortiums, during a semester, academic year, or summer program. This office also provides USU faculty-led programs in international locations worldwide. A more detailed description of the Study Abroad Office can be found here .

Director of Study Abroad: Kay Forsyth, Taggart Student Center 311, (435) 797-1253, FAX (435) 797-3522,

Office of International Scholarship Programs

The International Scholarship Programs office is under the direction of the Interim Vice Provost for International Education. It is designed to provide unique services to international scholarship recipients and the sponsors who provide funds for their studies at Utah State University. The office provides individual support at all levels to scholarship recipients, ensuring that students will have a successful experience at Utah State University, while maintaining the objectives of the scholarship programs.

International Scholarship Coordinator: Shelly Hernandez, Military Science 213D, (435) 797-1647, FAX (435) 797-0136,

International Research

International Research Office

The International Research Office connects the resources of Utah State University with the international community to address global challenges and opportunities. The International Research Office is under the Office of the Vice President for Research, and provides technical support and assists faculty members interested in implementing collaborative international development projects around the globe. As a land-grant university, USU has long been involved in providing technical assistance and training to various countries around the world. USU has implemented more than 125 major international technical assistance programs and training projects since 1960 having a combined value of more than US $400 million. Much of USU’s experience and development has made the University an international leader in the areas associated with irrigation and water resources; dryland and arid agriculture; livestock production on rangelands; dairy production and processing; management of natural resources; persons with disabilities; institutional building in research, extension, and education; and planning and implementation of skills development programs.

Associate Vice President for International Research: DeeVon Bailey, Military Science 213B, (435) 797-2300, FAX (435) 797-0136,

Programs and Resources

Office of International Cooperative Education and Initiatives

The Office of International Cooperative Education and Initiatives assists University colleges and departments in delivery of USU degree programs abroad, as well as in other collaborative initiatives.

Director of International Cooperative Education and Initiatives: Li Li, Eccles Conference Center 108I, (435) 797-3019, FAX (435) 797-8112,

Intensive English Language Institute

As a program in the college containing the humanities and social sciences, the Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) provides international students, residents, and refugees with the English skills and cultural knowledge they need to be successful university students. IELI teaches students seeking degrees at USU, as well as students who want to study English for personal or professional reasons. A more detailed description of the Intensive English Language Institute can be found here .

Director of the Intensive English Language Institute: Ann E. Roemer, Main 071, (435) 797-2051, FAX (435) 797-4050,

Information Technology


Vice President for Information Technology/Chief Information Officer: M. Kay Jeppesen
Location: Main 161C
Phone: (435) 797-1134
FAX: (435) 797-2646

Associate Vice President for Technology Services: Eric Hawley, Main 161B, (435) 797-8146,

The Office of Vice President for Information Technology has the following responsibilities: (1) enhance interaction and feedback by working with students, faculty, and staff to meet their information technology needs, (2) develop information technology systems that support the University, (3) design and maintain a University-wide network backbone, and (4) contribute to the strategic plan and mission of USU.

All questions and requests are welcome and can be met 24 hours per day, seven days per week by calling the IT Service Desk at (435) 797-HELP (4357).

Core Services

Information Technology (IT) core services include:

  1. Database Design and Administration
  2. Network Management (router and switch configuration, IP and DNS management, wireless networks)
  3. Physical Infrastructure (data center, cable, wiring and telephone services)
  4. Security (monitor systems, vulnerability tests, system backups, disaster recovery)
  5. Server and System Administration
  6. IT Customer Support
  7. Project/Business Management (SLAs and MOUs)

Faculty, Staff, and Student Services


Aggiemail is USU’s e-mail system for students, alumni, and emeriti. Aggiemail is hosted by Google and provided with the USU brand. Users are allowed only one Aggiemail account at a time. Aggiemail account names are based on preferred name settings in Banner, and Aggiemail passwords are the same passwords that students use to login to Banner. Login to Aggiemail at:

Aggies Exchange

Aggies Exchange is USU’s enterprise e-mail system for faculty and staff. Aggies Exchange provides calendaring and scheduling capabilities, as well as Web and client access. Accounts can be activated by clicking on the e-mail account activation link at:
Login to Aggies Exchange at:


Banner is USU’s enterprise data management system and consists of the following components: (1) student information, (2) financial management, (3) human resources, and (4) grant management. The Banner administrative suite provides enterprise resource planning (ERP) and coordinated delivery of data, which allows USU to more efficiently manage institutional business processes and improve performance. In addition, Banner’s standards-based authentication helps USU manage the growing number of users who need access. Login to Banner at:

Computer Purchasing

USU students, faculty, and staff can obtain quantity discounts on Apple and Dell computers. Apple computer purchases are placed through the USU Bookstore, and Dell computer purchases are placed through the USU Purchasing Office. For more information, visit:

Computer Labs

The 11 open-access computer labs on campus provide a wide array of software for USU’s academic community. To learn more about the labs, lab software, and hours of operation visit:

Desktop/Software Support

IT Service Desk full-time support analysts provide faculty and staff with quick and efficient methods for trouble-shooting and diagnosing technology-related issues. Service-level agreements allow the Service Desk to proactively and consistently manage and maintain departmental desktop computers and printers. The Service Desk also provides one-on-one consultation. For desktop support, call the Service Desk at (435) 797-HELP (4357).

Hardware Repair/Data Recovery

To help students, faculty, and staff with their computing needs, IT provides a full-service hardware repair facility and data recovery services. The Service Desk is a Dell-certified repair and warranty service center and works with other computer vendors to provide the highest-level service. To learn more about hardware repair and data recovery services, call (435) 797-HELP (4357) or visit:

Login and Password Assistance

Service Desk technicians are available to help customers login to e-mail (Aggiemail and Aggies Exchange), Adobe Connect, Banner, Blackboard, and the BlueZone network. For login assistance, call the Service Desk at (435) 797-HELP (4357).

Networking (BlueZone Wired, Wireless, and Wireless Secure)

BlueZone is the name of the USU Network. Both the wired and wireless networks are referred to as “the BlueZone.” To register any computer or device on the BlueZone network, go to:

Programming and Design

Information Technology’s Programming and Design Team provides custom website and print design services. IT also provides a content management system (ezPlug) and custom Web applications for everything from inventory systems and large-file transfers to custom forms, online photo tours, and FAQ systems. For more information about programming and design services, call (435) 797-9505 or visit:

Security Cameras

As the need for security increases, Information Technology is on hand to install CCTV security cameras. CCTV security cameras are equipped with the latest digital video surveillance technology and record video to the central server around-the-clock. Departments can observe the videos and monitor traffic from anywhere there is a network connection. For more information about CCTV security cameras, call (435) 797-4321.

Server Hosting (Physical and Virtual)

IT offers physical and virtual hosting services. Physical hosting services include IT provided rack space, UPS, cooling, network port, and cable and remote KVM (keyboard, video, and mouse) control for departmental servers. With virtual hosting, departments can have servers up-and-running within 24 hours. Virtual hosting services include on-demand capacity and automated recovery. Both services (physical and virtual hosting) result in cost savings for departments. Call (435) 797-2414 for more information about physical hosting services, and (435) 797-3333 for more information about virtual hosting services.

Service Desk/Help Desk

The IT Service Desk is available to assist with technology-related issues and is equipped to handle any IT support request. The Service Desk is an Apple, Dell, and Sony certified warranty repair and support center. Technicians are certified to work on almost any Apple, Dell, or Sony component and will provide service for most computer systems. The Service Desk is centrally located on campus in the Janet Quinney Lawson (JQL) Building, directly across from the Emma Eccles Jones Education Building. For more information or assistance, call (435) 797-HELP (4357) or visit:

Smart Classrooms

Information Technology designs, installs, and maintains smart classrooms for instructional use. To schedule faculty training, call (435) 797-6666. For more information about smart classrooms, visit:

Software Store

Information Technology negotiates with vendors to offer software to University departments at costs below regular educational pricing. A variety of software products are available for purchase. View software titles and pricing, and order online at:

Telephone Services

From the initial set-up to voice mail, long-distance authorization, calling cards, and equipment repair, Information Technology provides telephone services to USU departments and on-campus student housing. For more information or to report problems, call (435) 797-3335 or the IT Service Desk at (435) 797-HELP (4357).

Test Scanning and Grading

Information Technology provides test scanning and grading services for multiple-choice tests given with ScanTron forms. Scanning is done at the IT Service Desk, which is located in the Janet Quinney Lawson (JQL) Building (north entrance). For more information about test scanning and grading services, call (435) 797-3080 or visit:

Virtual Private Network

By creating an encrypted stream between off-campus computers and campus, USU’s VPN (Virtual Private Network) server provides a secure, remote connection to the University network. Authorized users can access the University network from anywhere (home, hotel, conference, etc.) with a secure Internet connection. For more information about USU’s virtual private network, call (435) 797-HELP (4357) or visit:

Virus Protection/Antivirus Software

IT has a McAfee site license for all computers (private or University-owned) that connect to the University’s network. Find more information and download McAfee virus protection at:

Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletics Director: S. Scott Barnes
Location: Dee Glen Smith Spectrum
Phone: (435) 797-1850
FAX: (435) 797-2615

Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Operations/Senior Women’s Administrator: Jana Doggett
Senior Associate Athletics Director, Head Athletics Trainer: Dale Mildenberger
Senior Associate Athletics Director, Development: Kent Stanley
Associate Athletics Director, Academic Services: Dr. Brian Evans
Associate Athletics Director, Development: Kevin Rice
Assistant Athletics Director, Business Manager: Jeff Crosbie
Assistant Athletics Director, Annual Giving: Tom Hale
Assistant Athletics Director, Marketing and Promotions: Jason Herbers
Assistant Athletics Director, Media Relations: Doug Hoffman
Assistant Athletics Director, Compliance: Jake Garlock
Assistant Athletics Director, Ticket Operations: Stephanie Plueard
Assistant Athletics Director, Internal Operations: Scott Randall
Special Assistant to the Athletics Director: Dave Kragthorpe
Strength and Conditioning: Evan Michael Simon
Equipment Supervisor: Mike Bair
Faculty Representative: Dr. Kenneth L. White

Head Coaches:

Basketball (Men’s): Stew Morrill
Basketball (Women’s): Raegan Pebley
Football: Gary Andersen
Golf: Dean Johansen
Gymnastics: Jeff Richards
Soccer: Heather Cairns
Softball: Carissa Kalaba
Tennis: Chris Wright
Track/Cross Country: Gregg Gensel
Volleyball: Grayson DuBose

The Intercollegiate Athletics program at Utah State University encourages excellence in academic and athletic performance. The program is designed to develop qualities of leadership, sportsmanship, and individuality, helping each student-athlete realize his or her ultimate capabilities. Utah State’s Intercollegiate Athletics operates under the direction of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the Western Athletics Conference (WAC), and Utah State University. The Aggies compete at the NCAA Division I Level in 16 sports, including football, women’s soccer, women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s indoor track and field, women’s gymnastics, women’s softball, men’s golf, men’s and women’s tennis, and men’s and women’s outdoor track and field.

On July 1, 2005, a new era in Utah State Athletics began with the entrance into the WAC. With this move into one of the top 10 conferences in the country, Aggie fans are extremely excited about the future. During its first four years in the WAC, Utah State has won 12 conference championships, while its student-athletes have earned 493 various all-conference honors. Additionally, USU has led the WAC in academic all-conference honorees during each of the last four years, including 181 during the 2008-2009 academic year. USU’s student-athletes also traditionally rank among the best in the WAC with an 85 percent graduation success rate and a cumulative 3.06 grade point average.

The basketball team has become a fixture in the NCAA Tournament and has won either a conference regular season title, conference tournament title, or both during every year, except two, during the 2000s. The Aggies have also won 20-plus games and advanced to post-season play during each of the last 11 years. In 2010, USU won its third-straight WAC regular season championship and advanced to its 19th NCAA Tournament all-time.

The football team has finished first or second in league play 12 times during its last 30 years of conference play. Three of the top five home attendance seasons have come during the last six years. With the entrance into the WAC, there are increased opportunities for post-season bowl games and added television exposure.

USU’s cross country and track teams have been among the conference’s best for a number of years, as the men’s cross country team has won eight league titles and finished second seven times during the last 17 years. The track teams have claimed 11 league team championships during the last 17 years. Also, since USU joined the WAC, the men’s cross country team has won four straight WAC Championships, while the track teams have won three WAC titles.

On the women’s side, USU has had success in a number of its sports. The gymnastics program has competed in the NCAA regionals during 26 of the last 32 years and has won five conference championships during the last 17 years.

The Aggie soccer team has made great strides every year since it started the program in 1996 and produced its best season in 2008, as it won its first-ever regular season championship and set school records for overall wins and conference wins.

The track teams continue to have success, as the women’s cross country team was the WAC Champion in 2006 and 2008, while the track team won seven consecutive league titles beginning in 1993 in the Big West.

Ten different student-athletes have earned All-American honors in volleyball 16 times, and Elaine Roque and Karolyn Kirby have gone on to successful careers on the pro beach volleyball tour. USU’s volleyball team advanced to consecutive NCAA tournaments in 2000 and 2001, and participated again in 2005.

USU reinstated its women’s basketball program ahead of the 2003-2004 season. The program is quickly maturing into a competitive foe in the WAC and recorded its first-ever tournament win in 2009, as it advanced to the semifinals of the WAC Tournament.

Academically, Utah State is the leader of the WAC. USU’s graduation success rate is above those of the other WAC schools, and “academics first” is stressed in all USU programs.

USU has a strong history of athletic success. Among these successful athletes is Merlin Olsen, who won the Outland Trophy awarded to the nation’s top lineman in 1961. Olsen, who was selected into the NFL Hall of Fame, was also an academic All-American. Merlin’s brother, Phil, was also an athletic All-American at Utah State and had great success in the NFL.

USU has produced five Olympians and 30 All-Americans in track and field, including former world record holders L. Jay Silvester and Mark Enyeart. Jay Don Blake became USU’s first NCAA national champion in golf, winning the national title in 1980 and finishing second the following year.

Aggie basketball boasts the legacy of Wayne Estes, an All-American in the early 1960s before his untimely death prior to the conclusion of his senior season, and Jaycee Carroll who was a two-time Associated Press honorable mention All-American and is the school’s all-time scoring leader with 2,522 career points.

Three Aggie gymnasts have earned All-American honors and two others have represented their countries in the Olympics and World Championships.

The softball team has produced four All-Americans, including three-time All-American Kelly Smith.


Excellent training and competition facilities are provided in all sports.

E. L. “Dick” Romney Stadium, home of the Aggie football team for more than 30 years, seats 25,513. A state-of-the-art lighting system was installed prior to the 1993 season, and chair-back seating was added ahead of the 1997 season. The 1999 season saw expanded seating, two new scoreboards, and an improved sound system. A new synthetic turf was installed prior to the 2004 season.

The Jim and Carol Laub Athletics-Academics Complex was completed prior to the 2008-2009 academic year to meet the academic and athletic needs of all 16 Utah State University intercollegiate sports. The state-of-the-art facility is home to the 11,000 square-foot Dale Mildenberger Sports Medicine Complex and the Dr. John Worley Sports Medicine Research Center, along with a 7,000 square-foot equipment room. The first floor is also home to the Steve Mothersell Hall of Honor, along with locker rooms for football, women’s track and field, softball, and women’s soccer. Coaches’ offices and conference rooms are located on the second floor, and the academic center is on the third floor with classrooms, computer labs, and tutoring rooms for all 325 Utah State student-athletes.

Basketball, gymnastics, and volleyball are played in the beautiful 10,270-seat Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. A $1.2 million scoreboard was installed prior to the 2002-2003 academic year, a new playing floor was installed prior to the 2005-2006 season, and locker rooms for both men’s and women’s basketball were completely remodeled prior to the 2009-2010 seasons. Basketball and volleyball practices are held in the Spectrum, while the HPER Building is the practice home for the gymnastics team.

The recently renovated gymnastics practice gym has been labeled as one of the nation’s finest, complete with vaulting pits and foam-spring exercise floor.

The $4.4 million Stan Laub Indoor Training Facility is one of the finest facilities in the nation. The building features a 95-yard football field that is regulation width, as well as a vaulted ceiling that reaches 78 feet high. The building is perfect for off-season conditioning for all of Utah State’s sports.

The Nelson Fieldhouse is the home of the Aggie indoor track and field teams. The teams practice on a 200-meter tartan track. For the outdoor season, a recently resurfaced and renovated Ralph Maughan Stadium is the home for the men’s and women’s track teams.

The women’s softball team plays its home games at LaRee and LeGrand Johnson Field, an on-campus facility, for which a large scoreboard, new grass, and a new fence were added ahead of the 2004 season.

The women’s soccer team also has a new facility, the Chuck and Gloria Bell Soccer Field, which was built in 2003 and features a twostory press box.

The tennis teams play on campus during the outdoor season at the new USU Tennis Complex, which was completed during the summer of 2009. During the indoor season, its teams play at the Sports Academy and Racquet Club, one of the finest indoor facilities in the West. The men’s golf team practices and plays at the Birch Creek Golf Course and at the Logan Golf and Country Club.


Utah State offers partial and full scholarships in each of its 16 sponsored sports. A student or prospective student desiring consideration for one of these awards may contact one of the coaches for further information about scholarship applications.

Registration and Eligibility

Registration for athletic participation in Aggie athletics may be accomplished by contacting any of the coaches or the athletics office. Eligibility for participation is governed by the rules and regulations established by the NCAA, by the Western Athletic Conference, and by Utah State University.

Scheduling Policy

Utah State’s Athletics program works very closely with coaches and schedulers to avoid scheduling of intercollegiate practices and competitions for both men and women at times that conflict with the instructional calendar, particularly during end-of-term examinations.


Supervision and direction for men and women is vested in the Director of Athletics and the Athletic Council, consisting of the President of the University, and members of the faculty, the alumni, and student organizations.


Merrill-Cazier Library

Dean of Libraries: Richard W. Clement
Location: Merrill-Cazier Library 250
Phone: (435) 797-2631
FAX: (435) 797-2880

Associate Dean for Public Services: John A. Elsweiler, Jr., (435) 797-2636
Associate Dean for Technical Services: Betty Rozum, (435) 797-2632
Associate Dean for Special Collections and Archives: Bradford R. Cole, (435) 797-8268
Reference and Instruction Services: Flora G. Shrode, (435) 797-8033
Collection Development: Jennifer Duncan, (435) 797-8148
Patron Services: Vicki Read, (435) 797-2914
Government Documents: John S. Walters, (435) 797-2683
Cataloging: Cheryl H. Adams, (435) 797-2667
Materials Acquisitions: Kevin K. Brewer, (435) 797-3961
Library Systems: R. Todd Hugie, (435) 797-2638
Digital Initiatives: Cheryl D. Walters, (435) 797-2623

Business Manager: Becky Olson, (435) 797-2639
Administrative Assistant: Trina Shelton, (435) 797-2631

The Merrill-Cazier Library is a full-service academic library with a mission to connect people with information. A new building, opened Fall Semester 2005, brings all library resources and services under one roof in a single, comprehensive facility. The state-of-the-art library features an inviting, spacious, and comfortable setting for learning. There is a wide variety of study spaces, including more than 35 group study rooms, two digital media suites, an Information Commons with 150 workstations, a café, and ample seating in study lounges and at study tables and carrels. Expansive windows afford patrons an abundance of natural light and great views of Logan Canyon and the surrounding mountains.

The Merrill-Cazier Library maintains an extensive collection of research materials, including more than 650,000 print books and 197,000 electronic books. The Library has more than 35,000 print and electronic journals, as well as150 electronic databases. As a designated regional depository of government documents, the Library has one of the largest collections of federal/state documents and maps in the intermountain region.

The Library is rich in technology and resources. There is wireless connectivity throughout, and laptops are available for check out. The Merrill-Cazier Library features an automated storage and retrieval system (known to users as The BARN), which uses robotics to house and access 600,000 volumes with a capacity for 900,000 more.

The Library’s Special Collections and Archives division provides a significant body of primary source materials, including manuscripts, photographic images, maps, and rare books focusing on art, literature, and the history of the Intermountain West. Collections of particular note include one of the foremost collections of materials pertaining to Jack London, a nationally recognized collection of literary and artistic works relating to the Beat movement in American art and literature, the Prestini Design Collection, and the acclaimed Fife Folklore Archives. Through an on-going project, the Library is making many of its unique and rare materials available as digital collections (see

The Library’s faculty and staff members are invaluable resources for students, faculty, and researchers. They provide expertise in locating, evaluating, and using information. Librarians routinely work with faculty, selecting the best materials, teaching classes, and consulting about information needed in research.

Among the services provided to connect users with information, the Library offers the following:

  1. Course Reserves/Electronic Reserves. Faculty members often assign course materials that they have placed “on reserve.” The Library makes many of these available online, while others are available on-site for a limited borrowing period.
  2. Information/Research Assistance. The staff at the Information Commons Desk is ready to serve the information needs of patrons on demand. Patrons can also chat with a librarian online and submit questions by e-mail.
  3. Instruction Services. Librarians team up with faculty in a wide range of disciplines to teach students about research processes and information sources. Many tutorials and research guides are available online.
  4. Interlibrary Services and Document Delivery. If the Library does not have a book or journal that a patron needs, the staff can borrow the item from another library. Patrons make their request online; most copies of journal articles are delivered to them electronically.
  5. Library Media Collections. An extensive collection of video tapes, CDs, DVDs, and other media are available for loan and for viewing on-site.
  6. Peer Mentor Program. The Peer Mentor Program trains students to assist their fellow students in locating and using information.
  7. Research Consultation. For personal help or for in-depth assistance with a research question, students and faculty can work individually with a librarian who has expertise in the discipline and in finding and using information.

The Merrill-Cazier Library, in both its physical facility and its services, enhances the experiences of students and faculty alike. As the intellectual center of the University, the Library provides an engaging environment for learning.

Regional Campuses and Distance Education (RCDE)

Vice Provost for Regional Campuses and Distance Education: Ronda R. Menlove
Location: Main 114
Phone: (435) 797-7198
FAX: (435) 797-3880

During the past two decades, University faculty and administration have strengthened service to residents through development and delivery of Distance Education academic programs in partnership with University departments. Distance Education provides opportunities for students to complete degrees and receive training via online courses, interactive broadcast, independent study, and face-to-face classes at Regional Campuses. Distance Education provides opportunities for professional and vocational learning in addition to providing lifelong enrichment through social and cultural programs. Persons in all situations and of all ages can access learning opportunities which will increase their knowledge and skills without disrupting their employment or lifestyles.

Degree and Credit Programs

A large number of people live in communities or areas remote from the Logan campus and desire to benefit from higher education but cannot come to Logan to attend courses on campus. Courses and degree programs are made available to approximately 50 different communities around the state through on-site faculty, visiting faculty, and via an interactive broadcast system using a variety of technologies. In addition, many courses are available on the Internet.

Courses delivered via distance education or at campuses and centers across the state, which are equivalent in content hours of class instruction and preparation, meet the same requirements as comparable classes offered on the University campus. Programs and classes may meet the requirements for an undergraduate degree, as determined by the individual departments and colleges.  They also may meet the requirements for a graduate degree with approval of the School of Graduate Studies. All instructors in credit courses are either members of the regular University teaching faculty officially assigned to the teaching project concerned or nonresident members approved by the head of the department and by the college administration.

The registration fees charged for classes conform to regulations of the Board of Regents. Fees may not be less than the on-campus tuition and may be more if warranted by the additional expense of conducting the class off campus.

Degrees and Programs Offered

Complete degree and certificate programs can be earned entirely through Regional Campuses and Distance Education (RCDE). Courses offered online are asynchronous, allowing students to coordinate assignments around their schedules, and do not require meeting at a specific place or time. Interactive Broadcast courses are synchronous, meaning that although the instructor and students may be in different locations, they all meet together on a regular schedule, each at a USU Regional Campus, center, or site. Face-to-face courses are taught at regional campuses and selected centers by either faculty members or adjunct faculty members. Note: The degrees and programs listed below are not offered at all sites and locations. For more information, visit or call the nearest center.

Associate Degrees
General Studies—AS
Office Systems Support—AAS
Ornamental Horticulture—AAS

Bachelor’s Degrees
Accounting—BS, BA
Agribusiness—BS (online)
Biology—BS, BA
Business—BS, BA (Dual major and 2nd BS only)
Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education—(first and second bachelor’s, online)—BS, BA
Elementary Education—BS, BA
English—BS, BA
Entrepreneurship—BS, BA
Family, Consumer, and Human Development—BS, BA
Family Life Studies—BS (offered online only)
General Studies—BS, BA
History—BS, BA
Interdisciplinary Studies—BS, BA
Management Information Systems—BS, BA
Psychology—BS, BA
Psychology—BS, BA (online)
Special Education (Mild/Moderate)—BS, BA

Master’s Degrees
Agricultural Systems Technology—MS
Business Administration—MBA
Computer Science—MS, MCS
Electrical Engineering—MS, ME
Elementary Education—MS, MA, MEd
English (Technical Writing)—MS, MA (online)
Family and Human Development—MFHD
Health and Human Movement—MS
Health, Physical Education and Recreation—MEd
Human Resources—MS
Instructional Technology—MS, MEd (online)
Natural Resources—MNR (online)
Psychology (licensure in school counseling)—MS
Rehabilitation Counseling—MRC
Secondary Education—MS, MA, MEd
Social Work—MSW
Special Education—MS, MEd

Doctorate Degrees
Education (specialization in Curriculum and Instruction)—EdD
Educational Specialist—EdS

Family and Human Development
Journalism/Public Relations (online)
Multimedia Development
Spanish (online)

Endorsements and Certificates
Administrative/Supervisory Endorsement
Dietetic Internship Certificate
Distance Learning Endorsement
Education Technology Endorsement
English as a Second Language Endorsement
Gifted and Talented Endorsement
Linguistics Certificate (online)
NEPA Certificate
Ornamental Horticulture Certificate
Reading Endorsement
School Library Media Endorsement
Special Education (Early Childhood) Endorsement
Special Education (Mild/Moderate) Endorsement
Special Education (Severe) Endorsement
Utah Mathematics Endorsement Project

Degree Requirements

All students majoring in RCDE-administered degrees and programs must satisfy the requirements, provided below. Academic advising regarding these requirements is available in the Office of University Advising, Taggart Student Center 304, and at local RCDE campuses.

Admission Requirements
When students apply, they need to indicate which campus they would like to attend. When students indicate they would like to attend an RCDE campus or center, they will be identified as RCDE applicants and evaluated for admission. Students who are not seeking degrees, as well as those students who have not been admitted, may enroll in selected courses if they have met the prerequisites for those courses. Students who are admitted through the RCDE matriculation will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  1. Students who apply directly through an RCDE site and meet the current USU/college-specific admission criteria will be admitted and matriculated into their specified college according to current policy and procedure.
  2. First-time/freshman students who apply directly through an RCDE site/center and do not meet the University’s criteria will be admitted into the RCDE matriculation if they (a) have an index score of 85 or above or an ACT score of 16 or above, or (b) have been out of school for 5 or more years.
  3. Students applying to a USU RCDE campus who have previous college experience (readmits/transfer students) and do not meet the University’s criteria for admission into their requested major will be evaluated through the RCDE matriculation criteria. The criteria for re-admits and transfer students are as follows: (a) have been out of school for at least three years, or (b) have a minimum college cumulative GPA of at least 2.0, or (c) have previous college experience, including concurrent enrollment credit GPA of 2.0 or above.

Students who have been admitted through RCDE and later determine they want to attend courses on the main campus will be required to either complete at least 24 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or meet college-specific requirements. When a student meets the major/college-specific criteria, a change of major form must be submitted.

Associate of Science in General Studies


Students may pursue an Associate of Science degree for any of the following reasons: (1) it may serve as a vehicle to complete the Utah State University General Education requirements, (2) it may enable a student to transfer to another institution, or (3) it may serve as a vehicle to transfer into a four-year degree program. While completing their associate degree, students are encouraged to complete the sophomore-level requirements for their major, so as to facilitate a smooth transition to upper-division courses within their major.

Graduation Requirements

  1. 60 total credits
  2. GPA of 2.0 or higher
  3. Completion of 30-34 credits in University Studies courses, including:
    1. 6 credits of Communications Literacy (CL1) and (CL2)
    2. 3-4 credits of Quantitative Literacy (QL)
    3. fulfillment of Computer and Information Literacy (CIL) requirement, by scoring 70 percent or higher on each of six exams.
    4. 18-20 credits of Breadth Requirements, including 3 credits in Breadth American Institutions (BAI), 3 credits in Breadth Creative Arts (BCA), 3 credits in Breadth Humanities (BHU), 3-4 credits in Breadth Life Sciences (BLS), 3-4 credits in Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS), and 3 credits in Breadth Social Sciences (BSS). Students are required to take at least two approved courses with a USU prefix.
    5. 3-4 credits in the Exploration Requirement, fulfilled by completing an additional class chosen from one of the following General Education categories: QL, BAI, BCA, BHU, BLS, BPS, or BSS. This additional class is required only for students whose first semester enrolled at USU is Summer Semester 2008 or thereafter.
  4. 27-30 credits in an area that will lead to junior-level status
  5. Completion of at least 20 credits earned at USU

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Office Systems Support

The AAS degree in Office Systems Support is available only through RCDE. For information about admission requirements, degree requirements, and career opportunities, see the Office Systems Support AAS Degree  section of this catalog.

Independent and Distance Education

Location: Eccles Conference Center 102
Phone: (435) 797-9700 or (800) 233-2137 (toll free)

Independent and distance learning advances the University’s land-grant mission by taking academics and discovery to a diverse and under-served student population through electronic program and course delivery.

Independent Study courses allow students to reduce scheduling problems and earn college credit without attending campus classes. Independent Study courses are offered on an open-enrollment and semester schedule. Students may register anytime for open-enrollment courses and may take up to one year to complete the courses. Semester schedule courses follow the published dates and deadlines for registration. To request a catalog, call (435) 797-9700 or (800) 233-2137. For more information and to request registration for independent and distance education courses, visit:

Online Education

Online education allows students to accelerate their academic progress through high-quality interactive courses that fit their busy schedules. Students earn the same college credits working from their home computers as they would if they attended classes on campus. Most online courses are offered on a semester schedule and must be completed during regular USU semesters. For more information and to register for online courses, visit:

Interactive Broadcast Classes

Interactive Broadcast classes are available at all campuses and sites across Utah and allow students the opportunity to have a classroom experience with faculty from various USU campuses. Students are able to interact with their instructors and classmates in real time. To accommodate the schedules of students who work full time, many of the courses are available during the evenings.

Concurrent Enrollment

Location: Eccles Conference Center 101
Phone: (435) 797-8223

Concurrent Enrollment is a cooperative program between public and higher education in the State of Utah. It is designed to help high school students who are planning to attend a postsecondary educational institution. Students in this program are eligible to earn high school credits, as well as credits which can be applied toward a college degree. Students completing courses offered as part of this program can receive credit at Utah State University or at another institution in the state, as well as at many out-of-state institutions.

These courses are the same courses as offered on the campus of Utah State University. Although courses are usually limited to 1000-level courses, 2000-level courses may occasionally be offered. Textbooks, testing, attendance, grading, and assignments are equivalent to that used in courses taught at USU, and are approved by each department. Some USU faculty members, as well as departmental-approved part-time faculty, teach in this program. At USU, concurrent enrollment is administered by RCDE.

USU delivers concurrent education in a variety of ways. Although USU often uses its own faculty members to teach concurrent enrollment classes, departmental-approved high school faculty members may be used to teach courses at local high schools. Classes are also offered to a wider audience through the Utah Education Network system, through interactive video conferencing, and through online or internet courses.

In order to become eligible for enrollment in concurrent education courses offered through USU, students should first meet with their high school counselors. Generally, students should be juniors or seniors in high school, and should be in good academic standing. Students should be aware that concurrent education generates a college transcript which will accompany them throughout their college career. Because these courses are academically rigorous, students should ensure they are ready to commit to meeting University standards.

USU Regional Campuses and Education Centers

USU Brigham City Regional Campus

Dean and Executive Director: Thomas R. Lee
265 West 1100 South
Brigham City UT 84302
Phone: (435) 734-2277

Ogden Education Center (Weber State University campus)
(801) 626-8141

Tremonton Education Center
(435) 797-3943

USU Tooele Regional Campus

Dean and Executive Director: Gary S. Straquadine
Associate Dean: Martha Archuleta
1021 West Vine Street
Tooele UT 84074
Phone: (435) 882-6611

Beaver Education Center
(435) 438-2301

Delta Education Center
(435) 864-5708

Ephraim Education Center
(435) 283-7590

Heber Education Center
(435) 863-6630

Milford Education Center
(435) 387-2751

Nephi Education Center
(435) 623-5119

Orem Education Center
(801) 226-9045

Piute Education Center
(435) 577-2901

Richfield Education Center
(435) 896-9777

Salt Lake City Education Center
(801) 646-5570

Wayne Education Center
(435) 836-2662

Wendover Education Center
(435) 665-234

USU Uintah Basin Regional Campus

Interim Dean and Executive Director: Steven R. Hawks
Roosevelt Campus
987 East Lagoon 124-9
Roosevelt UT 84066
Phone: (435) 722-1744

Vernal Campus

1680 West Highway 40, #101A
Vernal UT 84078
Phone: (435) 789-6100

Blanding Education Center (College of Eastern Utah Campus)
(435) 678-8500

Castle Dale Education Center
(435) 381-2233

Moab Education Center
(435) 259-7432

Price Education Center (College of Eastern Utah campus)
(435) 613-5610

USU Distance Education—Logan and Out-of-State

Executive Director: Robert Wagner
Eccles Conference Center 102
5055 Old Main Hill
Logan UT 84322
Phone: (435) 797-9700
Toll-free: (800) 233-2137

For a complete listing of locations, visit

University Advancement

Vice President for University Advancement: F. Ross Peterson
Logan Office: Main 101B, (435) 797-1158, FAX (435) 797-1364
Salt Lake City Office: Wells Fargo Center, 299 South Main Street, Suite 220, Salt Lake City UT 84111, (801) 961-1343, FAX (801) 961-1350,

Associate Vice President for University Advancement: David Driggs
Salt Lake City Office: Wells Fargo Center, 299 South Main Street, Suite 220, Salt Lake City UT 84111, (801) 961-1344, FAX (801) 961-1350,
Logan Office: Main 110B, FAX (435) 797-1364

Associate Vice President for University Advancement:  Joan Scheffke, Main 101A, (435) 797-1158, FAX (435) 797-1364,

Assistant Director of Development: Nick Sorensen, Main 101J, (435) 797-3326, Cell (435) 232-8119, FAX (435) 797-1364,

Director of Stewardship Programs: Joyce Albrecht, Main 101G, (435) 797-1324, FAX (435) 797-1364,

Campaign Manager: Jeannie Simmonds, Main 101F, (435) 797-3166, FAX (435) 797-1364,

Director of Research: Julie Shumway, Main 102, (435) 797-3782, FAX (435) 797-1364,

Executive Director of the USU Foundation: Patty Halaufia, David B. Haight Alumni Center, (435) 797-2053, FAX (435) 797-2591,

Director of Annual Giving: Lee Roderick, Main 101E, (435) 797-2194, FAX (435) 797-1364,

Associate Director of Annual Giving: Tonya R. Davis, Main 101D, (435) 797-0967, FAX (435) 797-1364,

Director of Operations: April Jensen, Main 106, (435) 797-3583, FAX (435) 797-1364,

Director of Development Publications: Jared H. Thayne, Main 112C, (435) 797-1153, FAX (435) 797-1364,

Assistant to the President and Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations: R. Kent Clark, Main 101C, (435) 797-2645, FAX (435) 797-1364,

Executive Director of Public Relations and Marketing: John DeVilbiss, Public Relations and Marketing 207, (435) 797-1358, FAX (435) 797-1250,

Assistant Director of Public Relations and Marketing: Tim Vitale, Public Relations and Marketing 204, (435) 797-1356, FAX (435) 797-1250,

Executive Director of Alumni Relations: Patty Halaufia, David B. Haight Alumni Center, (435) 797-2053, FAX (435) 797-2591,

Associate Executive Director of Alumni Relations and Director of Events and Awards: Cecile Gilmer, David B. Haight Alumni Center, (435) 797-8275, FAX (435) 797-2591,

Alumni Program Director: Craig Whyte, David B. Haight Alumni Center, (435) 797-7399, FAX (435) 797-2591,

Director of Alumni Chapters and Travel: Scott Olson, David B. Haight Alumni Center, (435) 797-0931, FAX (435) 797-2591,

Director of Alumni Marketing and Membership: Kimberly A. Larson, David B. Haight Alumni Center, (435) 797-8537, FAX (435) 797-2591,

University Advancement is the public face of Utah State University, managing the University’s relationships with its alumni, friends, and the public. The Advancement Office has three components: the Alumni Association, Public Relations and Marketing, and Development. Alumni Relations’ charge is to build and maintain strong connections with its alumni around the globe. Public Relations and Marketing holds responsibility for the public image of the University, telling the University’s stories. The Office of Development provides resources for the University by securing private sources of funding.

The Office of Development’s responsibility for raising private funds includes every aspect of relationship building, from publishing magazines and newsletters that keep donors connected and informed to ensuring that gifts are stewarded properly and holding celebrations to thank donors for their contributions.

Private gifts to the University augment declining state support and enable the University to build up-to-date facilities, conduct cutting-edge research, create innovative academic programs, and showcase exciting performers and guest speakers. Moreover, private support provides scholarships for deserving students who otherwise would not be able to afford the cost of higher education.

University Advancement provides professional assistance to the Utah State University community in the area of charitable giving. For further information on how to transmit gifts of cash, securities, or in-kind property to the University through a number of tax-friendly strategies, contact University Advancement, Main 101, 1440 Old Main Hill, Logan UT 84322-1440, (435) 797-1158 or toll-free (888) OLD-MAIN (653-6246).

Development Officers

College of Agriculture:

Mary Lynne Clark, Agricultural Science 214, (435) 797-2208, FAX (435) 797-7470,

Caine College of the Arts: To be appointed

Jon M. Huntsman School of Business:

David Driggs, Main 110B, (801) 961-1344, FAX (801) 961-1350,

McKenzie Rees, (435) 890-0475, FAX (435) 797-3929,

Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services:

Frank Stewart, Education 116, (435) 797-1611, FAX (435) 797-3939,

College of Engineering:

Val Potter, Engineering 413, (435) 797-8012, FAX (435) 797- 2769,

Humanities and Social Sciences (college containing):

Ryan Lee Marsh, Main 338, (435) 797-0178, FAX (435) 797-1092,

Dave Patel, Main 338, (435) 797-7878, FAX (435) 797-1092,

College of Natural Resources:

Jon Paulding, Salt Lake Office: Wells Fargo Center, 299 South Main Street, Suite 220, Salt Lake City UT 84111, (801) 961-1347, Cell (801) 541-2630, FAX (801) 961-1350,

College of Science:

Chris Tallackson, Eccles Science Learning Center 245, (435) 797-3510, FAX (435) 797-3378,


Kevin Dustin, Spectrum 301, (435) 797-1325, FAX (435) 797-2615,

Kent Stanley, Spectrum 301, (435) 797-2870, FAX (435) 797-2615,


Richard W. Clement, Dean, Libraries and Instructional Support, Merrill-Cazier Library 250, (435) 797-2687, FAX (435) 797-2880,

Utah Public Radio-KUSU:

Bryan K. Earl, Multimedia and Distance Learning Services 108C, (435) 797-3107, FAX (435) 797-3150,

Nora Zambreno, Multimedia and Distance Learning Services 118E, (435) 797-9507, FAX (435) 797-3150,

Utah Botanical Center:

David Anderson, Agricultural Science 148, (435) 797-1984, FAX (435) 797-8015,

Uintah Basin Campus:

Rob Behunin, 1680 West Highway 40, #101A, Vernal UT 84078, (435) 722-1770, FAX (435) 789-3188,

University Alumni Association

President: Ralph W. Binns
Executive Director of Alumni Relations:

Patty Halaufia, David B. Haight Alumni Center, (435) 797-2053 or (800) 291-2586

The Utah State University Alumni Association numbers more than 180,000 members. This membership includes all who have attended USU for one semester (or one quarter) or more, or who have served on the staff or faculty of the University.

The mission of the Alumni Association is to promote the interests and welfare of Utah State University, as well as that of USU alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends.

The governance of the association is vested in the Executive Board. The board is comprised of the president and vice president of the association, the vice president of University Advancement, the president of the Associated Students of USU, the president of the Emeriti, the president of the Young Alumni, the president of the Student Alumni Association, a College Alumni/Development representative, a University faculty representative, the University Athletic Director, the director of Alumni Relations, the immediate past president of the association, and representatives of regional alumni chapters selected by the Council of Chapter Presidents with the approval of the Executive Board.

The Alumni Association is the medium through which former students maintain contact with the University and are served after leaving the campus. Efforts are made to maintain a complete record of every former student throughout life, and his or her accomplishments and progress are recorded. The association maintains alumni volunteers and chapter organizations throughout Utah and in major areas where former students are located. Through the association, former students are kept in contact with each other, and they meet and participate in business and social activities. They likewise assist the University with special projects in their areas.

The Alumni Association takes the leadership in sponsoring such campus events as Homecoming, Founders Day, Distinguished Service Awards, Aggie Family Day, and reunions. The association also provides opportunities for travel through the alumni travel program, and aids in athletic and other school activities.

University Research

Vice President for Research: Brent C. Miller
Location: Main 159
Phone: (435) 797-1180
FAX: (435) 797-1367

Associate Vice Presidents for Research:

Jeff R. Broadbent, Main 159, (435) 797-1199,

Joyce A. Kinkead, Main 162, (435) 797-1706,

DeeVon Bailey, Military Science 213, (435) 797-2300,

It is the mission of the Research Office to provide an environment that facilitates and stimulates University-related research, scholarship, and creative activities by: (1) providing leadership to identify and pursue promising research opportunities; (2) providing resources to help recruit and retain outstanding faculty and student scholars; (3) improving research support services that are highly responsive and efficient; (4) fostering a culture of academic research integrity that discloses and manages conflicts-of-interest and conflicts-of-commitment, and that is consistent with federal regulations; and (5) identifying, protecting, and, where appropriate, commercializing intellectual properties for the benefit of authors/inventors, the University, and society.

Research Support Units

Environmental Health and Safety: Steven C. Bilbao, (435) 797-2892
Institutional Review Board: True M. Fox, (435) 797-0567
Laboratory Animal Research Center: Aaron L. Olsen, (435) 797-8141
Research Integrity and Compliance: Russell Price, (435) 797-8305
Sponsored Programs: Jeff Coleman (Acting), (435) 797-1223

Major Research Committees

Biohazards Committee: Donald F. Smee, (435) 797-2897
Chemical Hygiene Committee: Joan E. McLean, (435) 797-3199
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee: James A. Pfister, (435) 752-2941
Institutional Biosafety (RDNA) Committee: John D. Morrey (435) 797-2622
Institutional Review Board: Kim Corbin-Lewis (Chair), (435) 797-1302
Radiological Safety Committee: Dale L. Barnard, (435) 797-2696
Research Council: Brent C. Miller, (435) 797-1180
University Safety Committee: Howard M. Deer, (435) 797-1602

Research Centers, Institutes, and Laboratories

High Performance Computing: Nate Benson (Acting), (435) 797-9141
Innovation Campus: Ned M. Weinshenker
Office of Global Engagement:

DeeVon Bailey, Military Science 213, (435) 797-2300, deevon.bailey @
Mary Hubbard, Military Science 216 (435) 797-9190,

Technology Commercialization Office: Raymond DeVito

Utah Science, Technology, and Research Initiative (USTAR)

Biofuels, Sustainable Energy Research Center (SERC): Jeff Muhs
Center for Active Imaging and Sensing (CASI): Robert T. Pack
Center for Advanced Nutrition (CAN): David A. York
Energy Dynamics Laboratory (EDL): Paul Israelsen
Institute for Intuitive Buildings (I2B): Paul Israelsen
Interactive Design for Instructional Applications and Simulations (IDIAS Institute): USU TCO, (435) 797-9607
Space Weather: Robert Schunk
Synthetic Biomanufacturing: Leland Foster
Veterinary Diagnostic and Infectious Disease (VDID): Kenneth L. White

College of Agriculture

Agricultural Experiment Station: Noelle E. Cockett
Center for Epidemiologic Studies: Ronald G. Munger
Center for Integrated BioSystems: Kenneth L. White
Center for Profitable Use of Agriculture Byproducts: Conly L. Hansen
Center for Water Efficient Landscaping: Roger K. Kjelgren
Institute for Antiviral Research: John D. Morrey
Rocky Mountain Dairy Herd Improvement Affiliate: Jim Nix
Utah Botanical Center: David M. Anderson
Utah Climate Center: Robert R. Gillies
Western Dairy Center: Donald J. McMahon
Western Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Center: V. Philip Rasmussen

Jon M. Huntsman School of Business

Management Institute: Glenn M. McEvoy
Partners in Business Program: Ken Snyder
Shingo Prize for Manufacturing Excellence: Robert Miller

Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services

Center for Open and Sustainable Learning (COSL): Brett E. Shelton
Center for Persons with Disabilities (CPD): M. Bryce Fifield
Center for the School of the Future (CSF): Richard P. West
Early Intervention Research Institute: Mark S. Innocenti
Emma Eccles Jones Center for Early Childhood Education: D. Ray Reutzel
Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center: John D. Copenhaver
National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM): Karl R. White
SKI*HI Institute: Elizabeth C. Dennison
Speech-Language Hearing Center: Beth E. Foley
Young Education Technology Center (YETC): Nathan M. Smith, Jr

College of Engineering

Anderson Center for Wireless Teaching and Research: Jacob H. Gunther
Buried Structures Laboratory: Steven L. Folkman
Center for Control of Flows in Manufacturing: Barton L. Smith
Center for Profitable Uses of Agricultural Byproducts: Conly L. Hansen
Center for Self-Organizing and Intelligent Systems: Yangquan Chen
Center for Space Engineering: Charles M. Swenson
Institute for Natural Systems Engineering: Casey Williams
International Irrigation Center: Ronald C. Sims
National Center for Engineering and Technology Education: Christine E. Hailey
Rocky Mountain NASA Space Grant Consortium: Doran J. Baker
Toxic and Hazardous Waste Management: Ronald C. Sims
Utah Local Technical Assistance Program: Nicholas R. Jones
Utah On-Site Wastewater Training Center: Judith L. Sims
Utah Transportation Center: Kevin C. Womack
Utah Water Research Laboratory: Mac McKee

Humanities and Social Sciences (college containing)

Center for International Studies: Veronica Ward
Institute for Political Economy: Cindy Nelson
Institute for Social Sciences Research on Natural Resources: Richard S. Krannich
Mountain West Center for Regional Studies: Elaine Thatcher

College of Natural Resources

Berryman Institute for Wildlife Damage Management: Johan du Toit
Ecology Center: James A. MacMahon
Institute for Outdoor Recreation and Tourism: Steven W. Burr
Geographical Information Systems Remote Sensing Lab: R. Douglas Ramsey
Western Center for Monitoring and Assessment of Freshwater Ecosystems: Charles P. Hawkins

College of Science

Center for Atmospheric and Space Sciences: Robert W. Schunk
Intermountain Herbarium: Mary E. Barkworth
Luminescence Lab: Joel L. Pederson

Utah State University Research Foundation

Energy Dynamics Lab: Douglas K. Lemon
Space Dynamics Laboratory: Niel Holt
Thermal Management Technologies: Clair Batty

State Centers of Excellence

Advanced Imagery LIDAR: Robert T. Pack
Advanced Thermal Management Technologies: J. Clair Batty
Center for Advanced Satellite Manufacturing: Brent Stucker
Center for Hybrid and Adaptive Multimedia Processors: Aravind Dasu
Control of Flow in Manufacturing: Barton L. Smith
Pre-Center Business Teams:

eMath Education: E. Robert Heal
Solar Biofuels Technology: Byard D. Wood
Universal Application System: Adrienne L. Akers, Richard Roberts


Bee Biology and Systematics Laboratory: Rosalind R. James
Center for Research on Disturbance Ecology: Jesse A. Logan
Forage and Range Research Lab: John Watterson
National Aquatic Monitoring Center: Mark R. Vinson
Poisonous Plant Lab: Kip E. Panter
Predation Ecology Project: John A. Shivik
Western Center for Monitoring and Assessment of Freshwater Ecosystems: Charles P. Hawkins

State Labs

Utah Veterinary Diagnostic Lab: Thomas J. Baldwin
USU Analytical Laboratory (Soil Testing): Janice Kotuby-Amache
USU Plant Pest Diagnostic Lab: Diane G. Alston

Office of Global Engagement

Utah State University’s Office of Global Engagement sees the world through the eyes of USU professors and students who are solving global challenges by empowering people in other countries to improve their communities and individual economic opportunities. This objective is accomplished through education, training, and research in areas ranging from water conservation, microfinancing, and ecology to training teachers, as well as through expanding opportunities for persons with disabilities. The Office of Global Engagement also manages USU’s Office of International Students, Scholars, and Study Abroad and operates under the auspices of the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Vice President for Research. USU is engaged as an active member of the global community, and USU’s goals are facilitated to encourage the efforts of faculty and students to be involved in research and education in the global setting, while increasing awareness of the global context.

Undergraduate Research Program

Established in 1975 as the second-oldest program in the country, Undergraduate Research supports students in meeting their academic and professional goals. Undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity offer Utah State University students unparalleled  educational opportunities for hands-on learning, a hallmark of the institution. Students may begin a research track as early as their freshman year, preparing them to compete for prestigious scholarships, such as the Goldwater, Udall, and Rhodes, and for graduate studies. Undergraduate Research and Creative Opportunity (URCO) Grant competitions are held twice annually, in February and October. The Research Office also supports the annual “Research on the Hill” event at the State Capitol, as well as “Student Showcase,” the spring celebration of undergraduate research. In addition, students selected to present at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) or the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) “Posters on the Hill” competition are also supported. For support of other travel to professional conferences and meetings, the Associated Students of Utah State University (ASUSU) allocates money to eligible undergraduates through the Academic Opportunity Fund.