Approval by the Utah Legislature is all that is needed now that the Utah Board of Regents has approved details of the merger of Utah State University and the College of Eastern Utah. Regents Board Member Teresa Theurer of Logan says plans call for CEU to become a comprehensive regional college under USU’s direction and the new name will be “Utah State University–College of Eastern Utah.” Unlike other regional campuses, CEU will have its own chancellor, under USU, and will also keep its own sports teams. Theurer says there are positives for both sides with the merger, which was initiated in response to CEU’s shrinking enrollment and increasing dependence on state money. If the Legislature approves the merger, it will become effective on July 1.
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