President Williams to present at final Colleagues meeting of semester

As the academic year draws to a close, DSU President Richard “Biff” Williams will present his annual Dixie State University Report and Update for the final President’s Colleagues of DSU meeting of the Spring 2018 semester. Williams will present at noon on May 7 in Lecture Hall 156 of the Taylor Health Science Center, located on the Dixie Regional Medical Center campus at 1526 East Medical Center Drive. The meeting is free and open to the public. As part of his presentation, Williams will provide an overview of the growth Dixie State has experienced over the past year. He will address the academic achievements, physical growth and new programs in place. Williams began his tenure as the 18th president of Dixie State University on Aug. 11, 2014. Under his leadership, DSU launched its strategic plan, Dixie 2020: Status to Stature, in 2015. Since then, the institution has added baccalaureate and master’s degrees, initiated construction projects such as new on-campus student housing, the Human Performance Center and eastside grandstands to Trailblazer Stadium, developed partnership programs with other universities, re-branded its athletic identity, established entrepreneurial and technology efforts at Innovation Plaza, and grown in many other areas. A native of Brigham City Williams holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Lifestyle Management from Weber State University, a Master’s in Athletic Training from Indiana State and a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from New Mexico State University. President Williams and his wife, Kristin, are the parents of five children. After taking a recess for summer, the President’s Colleagues of DSU meetings will resume for the 2018-19 academic year on Oct. 1. The President’s Colleagues of DSU, established more than 20 years ago by former DSU President Douglas Alder, is a group of retired professors and other professionals who live mostly in the Washington County area. Alder, who also started DSU’s Honors Program, organized the group as a way to increase academic activities on campus.