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David Pershing

University of Utah

Dr. Ruth Watkins has been named the new president of the University of Utah. Watkins has been serving as the Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and will be the university’s first female president in its 168-year history.

Erik Neumann / KUER

It’s been eight-and-a-half months since David Pershing announced he would shorten his term as president of the University of Utah. On Friday representatives announced that the U’s search committee has three candidates to replace him. 

The state Board of Regents is now considering three presidential finalists.

Manhunt For U Of U Shooter Ends, Charges Expected Soon

Oct 31, 2017
Judy Fahys / KUER

The manhunt that lasted through Monday night ended Tuesday when the suspect in a fatal shooting at the U turned himself in.