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.