Following his years as an elected official at the state and local level, former governor Gary Herbert is partnering with Utah Valley University to create Utah’s newest public policy institute. The Gary R. Herbert Institute for Public Policy will soon be in UVU’s nearly complete administration building in what will be called, “Herbert Hall.” In this space, the Herbert Institute will honor the governor’s exemplary public service and be a hosting center for students, elected officials and political thought leaders on UVU’s Campus.

The Institute aspires to be a voice for sound political thought, a facilitator of converging views and an educator of the next generation of public policy leaders. The Institute will focus its attention on the following:


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The Institute will partner with respected and accomplished UVU faculty and students to author public policy papers focused on topics that characterize the Herbert administration’s successes.

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Student Interns

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The Institute will also lead the Herbert Public Policy Internship programs at the federal, state, and local levels.

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Policy Forums

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Policymakers at all levels of government will be invited to campus to speak with and interact with students, faculty, and staff.

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Once established, the Herbert Institute will provide scholarships to deserving students with interest in serving in elected positions. These internships may include Legislative interns, congressional interns, and others.

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