Maintaining excellence through challenge

Three individuals and four programs have received the U’s 2020 Beacons of Excellence Awards.

Three individuals and four programs have received the University of Utah’s 2020 Beacons of Excellence Awards. These annual awards recognize and celebrate the outstanding people, programs or projects who have helped make the university a Beacon of Excellence through their commitment to providing an exceptional student education. 

“These members of our community have risen admirably to the challenges of this year, maintaining stability, thinking creatively and, at times, changing how they do their jobs to meet our students where they are to continue providing an exceptional student education,” said Dan Reed, senior vice president for academic affairs.

Learn about each of the honorees below and watch their short tribute videos below.

Individual award recipients

Program and project award recipients