Westminster Recognized in Mayor Becker's State of the City Address

Jan 23, 2013

During the 2013 State of the City Address, Mayor Ralph Becker drew attention to the need for education, entrepreneurship and innovation in Salt Lake City. "Great cities are smart, innovative and entrepreneurial. It takes brainpower to achieve success as a thriving, livable city," said Becker. "Salt Lake City's brainpower is fed by our education resources and the innovation and entrepreneurship of our people." Westminster's 17th president, Dr. Brian Levin-Stankevich, attended the address in which Becker recognized Levin-Stankevich and Westminster's increasing impact on the city's success. "Westminster College, with its broad array of graduate and undergraduate programs, has merged into and fully engaged in the Sugar House community, creating activity and a strong student connection to this unique, growing urban center," said Becker. Since 1875 Westminster College has been part of Salt Lake City's culture, contributing to the community's growth and diversity. Westminster has evolved into a vibrant campus that spans 32 acres in the Sugar House district with $135 million-dollar impact on the local economy.

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About Westminster

Westminster is a private, independent, and comprehensive college in Salt Lake City, Utah. Students experience the liberal arts blended with professional programs in an atmosphere dedicated to civic engagement. With the goal of enabling its graduates to live vibrant, just, and successful lives, Westminster provides transformational learning experiences for both undergraduate and graduate students in a truly student-centered environment. Faculty focus on teaching, learning, and developing distinctive, innovative programs, while students thrive on Westminster’s urban Sugar House campus within minutes of the Rocky Mountains.

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