Task force to explore potential CEU, USU merger

OGDEN, Utah (AP) – The Utah Board of Regents has voted to assign 5 of its members to a task force that will consider whether to affiliate the College of Eastern Utah in Price with Logan’s Utah State University.The task force will hold a series of public hearings over the next few weeks and offer a recommendation to the regents at their July 16 meeting.The board met on Friday at Weber State University in Ogden.Michael Petersen, a former CEU president who now heads the Utah Education Network, has crafted a proposal that calls for the college to affiliate with the university in an effort to include 4-year programs run by Utah State.However, some of the 2-year college’s trustees and faculty say they are doubtful that the proposal addresses declining enrollment and other challenges.

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