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October 21, 2021

3 finalists announced for new University of Utah president

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Board of Higher Education announced its three finalists for the president of University of Utah on Wednesday.

The finalists include:

  • Dr. Carrie L. Byington, executive vice president for the University of California’s health enterprise and a professor of pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco.
  • Jayathi Y. Murthy, the Ronald and Valerie Sugar Dean at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, and a distinguished professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Department.
  • Taylor R. Randall, dean of the David Eccles School of Business at the U.

The finalists will be on the University of Utah campus on Wednesday, Aug. 4 to meet with groups representing faculty, staff, students, trustees and administration, the Board of Higher Education said in a statement. Each finalist will participate in a public meeting that evening, where attendees from the university community and public can ask questions of each candidate.

The following day, the board will interview the finalists in a closed session and will likely select the president that evening.

This story will be updated.

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