Welcome to the President's Office

Elizabeth R. Cantwell (Betsy) became Utah State University’s 17th president on Aug. 1, 2023.

Before coming to USU, she served as the senior vice president for research and innovation at the University of Arizona, where she was responsible for an $825 million annual research portfolio and a research and innovation enterprise that spanned 20 academic colleges with locations across Arizona, 12 university-level centers and institutes, and other major research-related affiliated organizations conducting classified and contractual work.

Elizabeth R. Cantwell, 17th president of Utah State University

Message to the Community

Aggies Answer with President Cantwell

Get to know the 17th President of Utah State University as she answers questions and tours Utah State University.

President Cantwell’s Initial Areas of Focus for USU

Embarking on her first year as president of Utah State University, Elizabeth Cantwell is looking to the future.

President Cantwell Welcomes Students for the New Academic Year

President Elizabeth Cantwell welcomes students to the 2023-24 academic year in this video message.