University of Utah's new president to tour the state
Public is invited to Pershing's meetings with community and college leaders.
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When David Pershing was chosen to lead University of Utah this winter, he vowed to tour the state to see how the state's flagship institution can do a better job addressing the broader needs of Utah. This summer, he hits the road to make good on that promise.

"It's a journey across Utah to stop at some timeless landmarks, introduce myself to the leaders of Utah's other universities and colleges, and generally explore ways to expand our collaboration with entities all across this great state," said a statement from Pershing, a chemical engineer who had previously served as U. provost for 13 years.

The Great Red Road Trip kicks off Monday with several stops in southern and central Utah, meeting with college leaders at gatherings where the public is invited. Here's the week's schedule:

Monday • Dixie State College, St. George

Tuesday • Southern Utah University, Cedar City

Wednesday • Milford, Beaver and Richfield

Thursday • Snow College in Ephraim and Salina.

Pershing boards the bus again the second week of July to visit eastern Utah.

For more information attending stops along the Pershing's tour, contact Natalie Tippets at 801-581-8514, or Natalie.Tippets@utah.edu. —

Pershing's Great Red Road Trip

P Over the next week, U. of U. President David Pershing has several more stops in southern and central Utah. Here's the week's schedule:

Monday • Dixie State College, St. George.

Tuesday • SUU, Cedar City.

Wednesday • Milford, Beaver and Richfield.

Thursday • Snow College in Ephraim and Salina.

Second week of July • Pershing will board the bus again to visit eastern Utah. Later he will tour northern Utah in a string of day trips.

The public is invited to many of the meetings. For information about attending meetings on Pershing's tour, contact Natalie Tippets at 801-581-8514, or email her. > Natalie.Tippets@utah.edu