Theurer predicted USU-CEU merger

Education will be a top priority for Teresa Theurer if she is elected to be the State Representative in District Four. Both Theurer and fellow Republican David Butterfield are running for the seat Fred Hunsaker is leaving.On KVNU’s Crosstalk show Tuesday, Theurer said she feels lawmakers did the best job they could have in dealing with education this year considering the amount of money available. A member of the State Board of Regents, Theurer predicted the merger of Utah State University and the College of Eastern Utah would turn out to be a wise decision. She says there have been issues along the way but, in her opinion, the benefits outweigh the negatives.”We need a higher education institution in that area of our state,” Theurer says. “The College of Eastern Utah, with the economic crunch that we had, was having a hard time with being able to educate their students. “There was talk on the Board of Regents as to what was best for that. And it just seemed like, it just worked out that Utah State University, with their land grant mission and the things that they do, was the good fit for that.”Because District Four includes not only eastern Logan but also part of Rich County, the race will be decided in the state Republican convention on May 8th. Either Theurer or Butterfield will be eliminated or they will face each other in the primary.

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