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USU-Eastern Chancellor Retiring After 8 Years

Deseret News Thursday, Feb. 01, 2018

The first chancellor of Utah State University-Eastern is retiring, the college announced Thursday. Chancellor Joe Peterson aided the school during its transition period when USU merged with the College of Eastern Utah in 2010, USU President Noelle Cockett said in a news release. “Dr. Peterson worked tirelessly to lead that transition and help us navigate the many complexities of the merger,” Cockett said. After serving for eight years as chancellor, Peterson will retire at the end of June. Gary Straquadine, the university's current senior administrator, will then step in as the interim chancellor, the college reported. “I have cherished my associations with colleagues and friends within the University and within the communities of Southeast Utah,” Peterson said in a news release. “Serving as chancellor has been the highlight of my career.” ... “Dr. Straquadine’s experience and expertise will allow for continued innovation in the delivery of the highest quality academic programs for southeast Utah,” Cockett added.

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