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A message from President Ruth Watkins

President Watkins' statement on interim president Michael L. Good.

Dear campus community,

This afternoon the Utah Board of Higher Education selected Senior Vice President Michael L. Good to serve as interim president of the University of Utah.

Dr. Good will assume the interim role in April 2021. I am delighted by this appointment as I know the university will be guided by an excellent administrator while the search for a new president is underway.

This selection continues the precedent of having the CEO/senior vice president of University of Utah Health Sciences serve in the interim role. Health Sciences has a deep bench of capable administrators who will manage the university’s hospital, clinics and School of Medicine while Dr. Good takes on oversight of the entire campus.

In his time at the U, Dr. Good has developed a reputation as a thoughtful leader who has excellent relationships with those on our campus as well as with higher education and state leaders, local and national organizations and community partners.

I know Dr. Good will provide the steady assurance the University of Utah needs during this time of transition and I hope you will give him both congratulations and your full support.


Ruth Watkins