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USU Eastern Administration

Utah State University Eastern is fully integrated within the University's Regional Campus system. As such the administration of USU Eastern falls under the Utah State University President's Office with a local chancellor and vice chancellors to manage USU Eastern campus functions.


Gary StraquadineWelcome to USU Eastern

I am pleased to serve as the interim chancellor for Utah State University Eastern, an institution recognized as a dynamic contributor within Utah State University’s Land Grant mission. We are a premier destination campus that is aligned with the university’s goal to serve all of Utah through teaching, research, and outreach.

As a campus with specialized programs in career and technology education, we prepare the workforce of southeast Utah for economic greatness. We also provide high quality general education programs that allow for transfer to four-year degrees within the USU system. Our purpose is to serve in a comprehensive educational setting that provides all students many options for success.

The Utah State University Eastern community of faculty and staff recognize the past with vision for the future. Higher education in the community began with local leadership and state cooperation more than 80-years ago. The legacy of Carbon College and College of Eastern Utah is celebrated in the traditions, buildings, and programs that built this institution. Gibby Rock is showcased outside the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center – a few short steps from the recently remodeled Geary Event Center. The Library and Learning Commons has evolved into a knowledge center with high tech services for teaching and learning. Resident life - we have close to 400 dorm rooms – provide students a community for living and learning unique to our regional placement within a larger USU system.

I believe you can see Utah State University’s commitment to higher education in the southeast region of the state. I am confident you will experience a great education opportunity as you participate in all the great programs USU Eastern has designed for your satisfaction. I invite you to stay connected to USU Eastern as you learn on campus, in the community or around the global. We are purposeful in the intention for all students to accomplish great things in the future.

Gary Straquadine, PhD
Interim Chancellor
USU Eastern