SUU Alumni
News from the Nest                                                                January 2022
2021 Year in Review
Happy New Year!
Thank you for helping SUU thrive in 2021, during a year of transformation for our campus. We send you our best wishes for the new year, and we are excited to see what 2022 brings for you and Southern Utah University.
Watch the Year of Transformation
Presidential Search Committee
Presidential Search Committee
The Utah Board of Higher Education has named a 21-member committee (10 are alumni!) to conduct a national search for the next president of Southern Utah University.
Learn More & See the Committee Members
Alumni Leadership Academy
Alumni Leadership Academy Begins January 24
Connect with fellow alumni and learn valuable skills by joining the Alumni Leadership Academy facilitated by former student body president Jon McNaughtan (‘09). This online, six-week certificate program begins Jan. 24, and will develop the leader in you. SUU alumni receive a 20% discount. Register today!
Learn More & Register
Coach Fitz
Athletic Director Debbie Corum, Coach DeLane Fitzgerald and President Mindy Benson.
New Head Football Coach Announced
After a nationwide search, DeLane Fitzgerald was introduced as our new head football coach on December 14. He brings 22 years of college football coaching experience, including 13 years as a head coach, and a proven track record of building programs. 
Read More about Coach Fitz
New Academic Classroom
New Academic Classroom Rising from the Ground
Last June ground was broken on a new 90,000 square foot building that will add 14 new classrooms, seven computer labs, eight teaching studios, and numerous faculty offices to campus. Check out the progress via SUU webcam.
Academic Classroom Construction Webcam
Yahosh Bonner
Kim Thomas Riddle
Stonnie Pollock
SUU to Everywhere
SUU alumni make a difference in our world. Enjoy this glimpse of a few, among thousands, who represent our alma mater so well.
Share Your Story
SUU Banner
David Benge, database engineer for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Layton, Utah. 
Want an SUU Banner for Your Workplace?
We have one for you to hang in your classroom, office or business to show your SUU pride. All you need to do is send us an email requesting a banner. Please include where you work, your position and mailing address. 
Send Me a Banner
Upcoming Events
Alumni & Community
January 24: Alumni Leadership Academy begins. This six-week, online certificate program is designed to develop technical leadership skills and is offered exclusively to alumni and friends. Learning facilitators include: Jon McNaughtan, Sandra Lord Thomas, Whitney Johnson, Stuart Jones, Darin Bird and Michael Wasden. Learn more & register.
January 24: SUU Fan Fest, Join us for Fan Fest from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Sharwan Smith Center Ballroom prior to the SUU vs. Weber State men's basketball game at 7 p.m. in the America First Event Center. Games, activities, food and more. Fan Fest is FREE and open to students, alumni and community members. See more.
March 21-26: Founders Week - SUU's Birthday Celebration. This year's festivities mark the kickoff to our 125th Anniversary Celebration. Mark your calendar and watch for more details. 
April 4: Midland - The Last Resort Tour, 8 p.m. in the America First Event Center. Purchase tickets here, by calling (435) 586-7872 or at the Thunderbird Ticket Office. Concert details
June 23-25: Alumni Days at Shakespeare. Come back to campus and enjoy the Utah Shakespeare Festival. Learn more and purchase your tickets
More Event Info
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