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Elizabeth J. Hitch papers

Identifier: AR 106

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains correspondence to and from President Hitch between 16 January 2008 and 27 May 2009.


  • 2008-2009


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Conditions Governing Access note

Access to the collection is open with assistance from the archivist or staff.

Conditions Governing Use note

Open for Research. Copyright for Official University records is held by Utah Valley University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical/Historical note

Dr. Elizabeth J. Hitch served as Vice President of Academic Affairs when she was asked to serve as Interim President in 2008-2009 following the presidency of William A. Sederburg. During her term as Interim President, Dr. Hitch navigated UVU through one of its most fiscally trying years by courageously deciding to absorb extreme budget cuts with minimal consequences to the institution. She returned to serve as Vice President for the following year before accepting her current position as Associate Commissioner of Academic Affairs at the Utah System of Higher Education. Liz has devoted considerable time to the pursuit of excellence in education. Before coming to Utah she served as Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Professor at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, and was Interim Chancellor for ten months. She served as Dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies at Eastern Illinois University; was a tenured faculty member and administrator at Central Michigan University; and an instructional designer at the University of Michigan. She has a doctoral degree in educational psychology from the University of Michigan and baccalaureate and master's degrees in family ecology from Michigan State University.


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This collection contains correspondence to and from President Hitch between January 16th, 2008 and May 27th, 2009.

Arrangement note

The series arrangement is as follows: 1. correspondence

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of the office of the President

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Finding aid prepared by Aimee Bastarache, Assistant Archivist
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Repository Details

Part of the Fulton Library George Sutherland Archives Repository

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