Dr. Ruth V. Watkins
The University of Utah -- the flagship for the state's higher education -- has a new leader, and for the first time ever, she’s a woman. Dr. Ruth Watkins knows of the challenges ahead: more students, more diversity, and never quite enough funding; yet, she says she wants to strengthen undergraduate education, highlight important research at the university, and help students graduate on time.
The University of Utah welcomes a new president, Dr. Ruth Watkins, the school’s first female in the role. Her vision for the future is bright and rigorous like the students and faculty that call the university home.