Special Programs

Community Education: A collaborative learning environment created through the combined entities of Dixie State University, Washington County School District, and the City of St. George offering community members, adult and youth, non-credit fun education activities and classes. Becky Smith, Dean Ext. 7836 Janet O'Riley, Director Ext. 7671 Jeannie Reeves, Secretary Ext. 7673 Elderhostel: Offers a variety of stimulating, life enriching, short-term learning experiences for primarily retirement age adults. Don Steck, Director 673-3704 Elaine Esplin, Coordinator 673-3704 Cooperative Education: An educational concept that relates the classroom to the employment community. Karl Hutchings, Director Ext. 7668 Cultural Activities: Celebrity Concert Series - A community-university collaboration with the mission to present a quality multi-discipline performing art series of twelve to seventeen concerts each season. Southwest Symphony and Chorale - Comprised of musicians from the community and university in a series of concerts and outreach services - some concerts feature professional guest soloists. O.C. Tanner Amphitheater Summer Series - Located in Springdale, Utah presents the Grand Circle: A National Park Odyssey every night through the summer months and a live concert every weekend. Special Artist Series - A recital division of Celebrity Concert Series offering five outstanding artist recitals per season in the Browning Building, Dunford Auditorium. Mary Stephenson, Coordinator Ext. 7994 Dixie Business Alliance: Benefits economic growth in Washington County and Kane County by providing one on one business counseling, demographics information, and custom fit training. Len Erickson, Director Ext. 7752 ETS (Educational Talent Search): Provides academic, career, and financial counseling to assist people from disadvantaged backgrounds in completion of high school and enrolling in a postsecondary program. Kitty Hughes, Director Ext. 7657 ICL (Institute for Continued Learning): A chartered club on the Dixie State University campus for learners in retirement. Becky Smith, Dean Ext. 7836 Student Placement: Designed to help students find part time and full time employment with the University or community. Cheryl Brandt, Student Employment Ext. 7869 STIT (Short Term Intensive Training): Computer classes taught by expert instructors that are intended to upgrade or provide the skills necessary using the latest networking, technology, and software. Len Erickson, Director Ext. 7752 SSS (Student Support Services): A federally funded program that provides ongoing support throughout a student's university career. Students must qualify by being first generation university, low income, and/or disabled. Jonathan Morrell, Director Ext. 7656 Upward Bound: An academic support program, funded by the U. S. Department of Education's Student Services Division, that provide the necessary support for economically disadvantaged and/or first generation high school students to complete high school, enroll in university, and successfully obtain a 4 year university degree. Craig Harter, Director Ext. 7659 Washington County Economic Development: The Economic Development Council promotes industrial development of the county. They act as ombudsman for expanding and relocating companies to help them find suitable facilities, workforce, secure permits, etc. Scott Hirschi, Exec. Director Ext. 7750