Noelle E. Cockett, 16th president of Utah State University

Noelle E. Cockett is the 16th president of Utah State University and began her official tenure in January 2017. President Cockett previously served USU as executive vice president and provost, vice president for Extension, dean of the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, and director of the Utah Agriculture Experiment Station. She has built a distinguished career in sheep genomics research and continues to maintain an active research program.

I’m committed to strengthening our thriving and inclusive university system that serves the state, the nation, and the world through learning, discovery, and research.

Noelle E. Cockett

USU United: Presidential Priorities

USU President Noelle E. Cockett unveiled her presidential priorities on Oct. 1, 2019, at the State of the University Address. Her priorities for the institution include ways in which the university is currently succeeding and aspirations for future success. All 10 priorities fall within the university’s mission of learning, discovery, and engagement.


Message to the Community

Planning for a More Stable Future

USU created the new Janet Quinney Lawson Institute for Land, Water, and Air to connect policymakers and the public with vital findings that address issues important to Utahns, their livelihoods, and their shared natural resources.

Fall 2021 Welcome to Students

As we head into fall semester 2021, there is a buzz around our campuses that we have not experienced in a long time. After 18 months of having many students and employees learning and working remotely, it has been exciting to see USU’s faculty and staff returning to prepare for your arrival.

State of the University Address Focuses on “Flourishing”

While the president’s presentation focused on a range of topics including university value, access, flexibility, resilience, excellence and impact, one key word kept repeating: flourish.