Ruth V. Watkins Inauguration Coverage

University of Utah inaugurates Ruth Watkins, its 16th — and first woman — president

University of Utah President Ruth Watkins was inaugurated the 16th leader of the state's flagship institution Friday afternoon during a ceremony in Kingsbury Hall. She is the first woman president of the university, which was founded in 1850.

‘We have a duty to transform education for the 21st century’: University of Utah inaugurates Ruth Watkins, its first female president

Every time someone mentioned it, the crowd cheered and clapped. When David P. Gardner, a former president at the University of Utah, noted how Ruth Watkins would be the first female president in the school’s 168-year history. When H. David Burton, chair of the board of trustees, called it a “historic occasion.” When Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox said five of the colleges in Utah are now being led by women, a first for the state.

Ruth Watkins inaugurated as University of Utah's 16th president

The inauguration for Ruth Watkins, the University of Utah’s 16th president was held Friday.

University of Utah Inaugurates First Female President

Three harps played as leaders from across Utah filed into the historic Kingsbury Hall. All gathered to see the inauguration of the first female president of the University of Utah, Ruth Watkins.

Starting today, half of Utah's public colleges, universities led by women

It's official. Women lead half of Utah’s public colleges and universities. That high-water mark was achieved five months ago when Microsoft executive Astrid Tuminez was selected to be president of Utah Valley University. Today is her first day on the job. On Friday, Ruth Watkins will be inaugurated as the 16th president of the University of Utah and its first woman president.

University of Utah president's inauguration set for Sept. 21

Ruth V. Watkins will be inaugurated as the 16th president of the University of Utah during a ceremony on Friday Sept. 21, in Kingsbury Hall, 1395 Presidents Circle.

U Prepares to Inaugurate Ruth V. Watkins as 16th President

On Friday, Sept. 21, Ruth V. Watkins will be inaugurated as the 16th president of the University of Utah. The event begins at 3 p.m. in Kingsbury Hall at 1395 President’s Circle, and is free and open to the public.