The convocation, a non-denominational event, will feature an inspirational address from Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert and First Lady Jeanette Herbert to set the pace for DSC students as they begin their academic year. In addition, a number of St. George-area clergy representatives will be in attendance, along with local government leaders, DSC administration and the school’s Board of Trustees. The program will also include a musical number performed by the Shepherd of the Hills Methodist Church Chancel Choir.
“We are very excited to have Governor and Mrs. Herbert visit our campus,” President Nadauld said. “Governor Herbert is very strong supporter of education, both public and higher education, in our state. “He’s been a real champion of higher education and it is a pleasure to welcome him to our campus.”
President Nadauld introduced this new tradition in 2008, as a way to establish a four-year culture at Dixie and is pleased that the convocation has become a part of the opening week of classwork on the campus. He noted that these types of non-denominational gatherings go on at other college campuses throughout the country and have an inspirational flavor to them.
“We will have Governor and Mrs. Herbert talk to our students as if they were the state’s ‘First Parents’ sending off to school this wonderful group of young men and women who are attending Dixie State College,” President Nadauld said. “They will be speaking about the importance of education and will provide good parental council about ways young people ought to be thinking about their relationships with one another, the state and their families.”
For more information on the convocation go to Dixie College, or call (435) 652-7544.