Dr. David R. Woolstenhulme Selected as UCAT Commissioner

September 15, 2016

Utah College of Applied Technology


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Dr. David R. Woolstenhulme Selected as UCAT Commissioner

Executive Vice Provost at USU becomes Utah’s first Commissioner of Technical Education


Lehi, Utah, September 14, 2016  – At the conclusion of their quarterly meeting, the Board of Trustees of the Utah College of Applied Technology has selected Dr. David R. Woolstenhulme to serve as the first Commissioner of Technical Education.  The selection of the Board must now be approved by Governor Gary R. Herbert with consent of the Utah State Senate.

“It is an honor to be selected by the Board,” said Dr. Woolstenhulme.  “I am grateful for the confidence they have shown in me and I am excited to be a part of our fantastic statewide ATC system.  I look forward to the great things that we can accomplish at UCAT.”

“First of all, we were blessed with great candidates.  I am particularly grateful for Jared Haines who has stepped in as Acting Commissioner and kept the UCAT ship afloat.  After a long, comprehensive and deliberative process, we are pleased to announce we have selected David Woolstenhulme to be the Commissioner of Technical Education at the Utah College of Applied Technology,” said Board Chairman Jim Evans.  “As UCAT looks to a wonderful future, I know that David has the vision, experience, and unrivaled dedication to technical education to lead us to great things.”

Dr. Woolstenhulme is the Executive Vice Provost at Utah State University, a post he has held since 2014.  A former President of the Uintah Basin Applied Technology, Dr. Woolstenhulme also served at Utah State University’s Uintah Basin Regional Campus as the Associate Director, Executive in Residence and Interim Executive Director.  Dr. Woolstenhulme holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science Degree, both from Utah State University and a Doctorate of Education from the University of Wyoming.



About UCAT:

The Utah College of Applied Technology (UCAT) is governed by the Board of Trustees and includes Utah’s eight regional applied technology colleges (ATCs).  Established by the State of Utah, UCAT provides market-driven technical education through eight ATCs meeting the needs of Utah’s employers for skilled workers.

The ATCs prepare both adult and high school students to enter or advance in the workplace. UCAT’s eight colleges support offer 428 accredited programs to over 35,000 students, preparing them for a variety of technical fields. Customized training is also provided to employers for their workforce through UCAT’s Custom Fit program.

The eight ATCs are Bridgerland, Davis, Dixie, Mountainland, Ogden/Weber, Southwest, Tooele and Uintah Basin.  For more information, visit www.ucat.edu.