Blair Carruth, Ph.D., is assistant commissioner for academic affairs at the Utah System of Higher Education. For over 35 years he has served in a variety of administrative and teaching assignments within higher education. He has also consulted and trained for private industry, served on several local and national boards, and presented at multiple state and national conferences. He currently works with Utah’s higher education institutions to support academic programs throughout the state. Carruth received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah, master’s degree in business administration from Utah State University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Wyoming.