President Dave Pershing has kicked off the first leg of a state-wide tour this summer. Over the coming weeks, The Great Red Road Trip will take President Pershing to nearly every corner of Utah–to learn from leaders in the wide variety of communities that make up our state and to showcase what the U has to offer its citizens.
In the last week of June, visiting from St. George to Salina, the president visited operations that make products as diverse as ice cream and rocket propellent (started by U alumni), that hire the U’s mining engineers, and that make use of telemedicine connections to the University Hospital. He spent time at Dixie State College, Southern Utah University and Snow College to build on connections with leaders, faculty and students for collaborating now and in the future.
From July 9-July 11, Pershing met with officials from the Central Utah Water Conservancy District, leaders of corporations investing millions in Uintah Basin oil shale resources, Ute Tribal leaders, as well as local community, business, and education leaders.
The President was also able to tour Dinosaur National Monument where the University is engaged in a collaborative research effort, and visit an active oil-drilling rig owned by a Corporate Associate of the Energy & Geoscience Institute at the University of Utah.
Keep up with the journey online at The Great Red Road Trip.
From RedThread, the blog of the University of Utah.