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WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)

DIXIE STATE UNIVERSITY

St. George, Utah

LOCATION

225 South 700 East
St. George, UT 84770
(435)652-7500
http://www.dixie.edu


HISTORY

On January 18, 2013, Dixie State College's Board of Trustees voted unanimously to rename the institution "Dixie State University". Then the following week on January 25th, the Utah State Board of Regents formally approved university status and the new university name recommendation for Dixie State. Utah State Representative Don Ipson and State Senator Steve Urquhart sponsored House Bill 61, which called for Dixie State College to attain university status and change its name to Dixie State University. Both houses of the Utah State Legislature overwhelming passed the bill on February 13. then on February 16, 2013, Governor Gary R. Herbert came down to the Dixie State campus and formally signed the bill into law, thus creating Dixie State University.

Dixie State University became the sixth university in the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) and the third open enrollment regional university in the state:
    University of Utah   (research university)
    Utah State University   (research university)
    Southern Utah University   (liberal arts & sciences university)
    Weber State University   (regional university for the northern part of the state)
    Utah Valley University   (regional university for the central part of the state)
    Dixie State University   (regional university for the southern part of the state)

Presidents:
Dr. Stephen D. Nadauld   (2/16/2013-Present)

Enrollments:
2013


PHOTOS

TBD


REFERENCES

Dixie State University Campus Map - 2016

Dixie State University 2012-2013-2014 Statistics