THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
The University of Utah is the state's oldest and largest institution of higher education and is a Tier 1 research university. The various departments and colleges within the university are overseen and administered by the following organizations.Download PDF
Senior Vice Presidents
The senior vice presidents report to the president and oversee the academic and health care missions of the organization.
The vice presidents oversee all of the administrative and support functions of the university.
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Experience Officer
Special Reports to the President
CEO, Huntsman Cancer
Special Assistant to the President
Senior Director, Presidential Initiatives
Special Assistant, Campus-Community Partnerships
Faculty Athletics Representative
University Governing Bodies
Board of Trustees
The university’s Board of Trustees is comprised of 10 people, eight of whom are appointed by the governor with the consent of the Utah State Senate. The president of the University of Utah Alumni Association serves as a member, as does the president of the Associated Students of the University of Utah (ASUU). Appointed members to the board serve four-year terms. The board is responsible for overseeing the effective and efficient administration and operation of the university. The board is responsible for approving all university policies and the university’s annual budget.Learn More
Board of Regents
The Board of Regents is the governing body for the Utah System of Higher Education. The board’s major responsibilities include selecting and evaluating institutional presidents, setting policy, reviewing programs and degrees, approving institutional missions, and submitting a unified higher education budget request to the governor and state legislature. The board is comprised of 17 Utah citizens, all appointed by the governor.Learn More
The academic senate is comprised of elected members of the university’s faculty and is considered integral to the shared governance of the university. The senate acts for the faculty in all matters of educational policy, including requirements for admissions, degrees, diplomas, certificates, and curricular matters involving relations between colleges or departments. It also participates and provides input on decisions relating to the general academic operations of the university including budget decisions and administrative appointments.Learn More
The cabinet meets weekly and is comprised of senior university leaders who provide advice and counsel to the president. Membership on the cabinet is at the discretion of the president.
President’s Leadership Council
The PLC is comprised of leaders from across campus who meet quarterly for the purpose of information sharing, creative problem solving and aligning the entire organization to a shared mission and vision.