Utah College of Applied Technology
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 19, 2016
Contact: Joseph M. Demma
(801) 300-3072 (mobile)
Woolstenhulme Unanimously Confirmed as UCAT Commissioner
Dr. David R. Woolstenhulme becomes Utah’s first Commissioner of Technical Education
Salt Lake City, UT – The Utah State Senate today unanimously confirmed the nomination of Dr. David R. Woolstenhulme as the first Commissioner of Technical Education for the Utah College of Applied Technology (UCAT). Dr. Woolstenhulme’s confirmation follows his unanimous selection by the UCAT Board of Trustees and approval from Governor Gary R. Herbert.
“I am honored to have the support of the Governor, the Board of Trustees and the Utah State Senate,” said Dr. Woolstenhulme. “The UCAT system provides world-class, market-driven technical education and I look forward to reaching new heights as we pursue partnerships and advocate on behalf of our students, trainees, faculty and staff.”
“Moving forward, collaboration with stakeholders across the state will be a key focus to ensure that UCAT builds on the already important role we play in supporting a vibrant Utah economy,” the new Commissioner added.
Dr. Woolstenhulme, the Executive Vice Provost at Utah State University, will officially begin his new duties as UCAT Commissioner on November 1, 2016. He holds 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.
The Utah College of Applied Technology (UCAT) is governed by the Board of Trustees and includes Utah’s eight regional applied technology colleges (ATCs). UCAT provides market-driven technical education to meet 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 offer 428 accredited programs to over 35,000 students and train an additional 15,000 workers through Custom Fit, preparing them for a variety of technical fields.