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Board of Regents Appoints USU Regional VP as Interim Commissioner

The Herald Journal Monday, May. 20, 2019

The Utah State Board of Regents recently appointed a Utah State University faculty member, David Woolstenhulme, as interim commissioner of higher education. Woolstenhulme, chosen during the board’s meeting at Snow College in Ephraim, will replace David L. Buhler on July 1 as Buhler will go on to teach political science classes at University of Utah. ... Woolstenhulme is currently the vice president of regional campuses at USU, a role he assumed in August 2018. Buhler became Utah’s eighth commissioner in June 2012, after serving for 12 years as associate commissioner. He announced in early 2019 that he would be ending his service in June. ... Woolstenhulme has overseen the nonacademic operations of USU Distance locations, including budget, recruitment and facilities. Woolstenhulme has served as USU’s regional vice provost and president of Uintah Basin Applied Technology College. He has two degrees from USU and a doctorate from the University of Wyoming.

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