Welcome to Dixie State University! It is an exciting time to be here and I congratulate you for choosing to further your education at an institution that is on the rise.
As your president, I look to continue the forward momentum of university growth, while building upon the rich heritage, legacy, and the Dixie Spirit that has sustained this institution for more than 100 years.
As a regional state university, we promote our campus-wide culture of learning by providing our students with rigorous instruction and personalized attention delivered by a talented roster of highly trained and educated faculty. We are proud to offer 200 highly sought-after academic programs. As part of our mission, Dixie State has also maintained its role as a community college in providing several educational and vocational opportunities to our students.
Upon graduating from Dixie, many of our alumni have gone on to begin exciting careers or furthered their studies at some of the best graduate, medical and law schools in the country. In addition to the valuable education and training they receive in the classroom, our students enjoy an incredible array of activities that truly enrich the college experience. DSU offers a number of extracurricular activities, including several lecture and forum series, performing and visual art shows, weekly on-campus events and more than 80 clubs and organizations that foster a sense of belonging and school pride.
Our Dixie State Athletics program is a proud member of the NCAA at the Division II level in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. Exciting growth is on the horizon for Dixie State Athletics, as the Trailblazers will join the Western Athletic Conference in July 2020 and become a Division I school. Our student-athletes excel in the classroom and on the field of play, where they have won several conference titles and are nationally ranked routinely. DSU also features an ever-growing intramural program that promotes not only physical fitness but also fitness of the mind, which is a key component in any learning environment.
We are fortunate that Dixie State is located in one of the most picturesque settings in the world. Several national and state parks, along with other outdoor recreational opportunities, are located just minutes from campus. You can enjoy studying outside year-round as we offer at least 300 days of sunshine and average temperatures in the 70s.
I wish you the very best in your academic pursuits and look forward to celebrating your success.
Richard B. Williams
Dixie State University