USU receives $15 million gift for education/research center in Moab

Community leaders, residents, higher education officials and others gathered Saturday in Moab to celebrate a $15 million gift that will re-shape the higher education landscape in the area for years to come. Wendy Walker-Tibbetts and her family, together with Utah State University President Stan Albrecht and many others, gathered at the David Bonderman home in Moab to announce the gift to USU’s Moab Center.The funds will be used for the construction of an education/research center. A lifelong Moab resident and entrepreneur, Walker attended USU in Moab and knows first-hand the difference an accessible, affordable, quality higher education can make in rural Utah. Albrecht says the Walker contribution is significant both to Moab and to the university.

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