Governor to Unveil FY 2015 Budget Recommendations

What: Governor Gary R. Herbert will unveil his proposed budget for fiscal year 2015.

Where: Utah Valley University (UVU), Computer Science building atrium, Orem, UT
*see directions below
When: Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 11:30 AM
11:30 AM Governor announces budget recommendations,
Q&A 11:55 AM
Tour the UVU Technology Center and labs with the Governor, President Matt Holland, students and media.
*10:00-11:00 AM – UVU will host media prior to the event to obtain b-roll footage of the campus, new construction, and technology center labs.
UVU contact: Whitney Wilkinson, 801-863-7149, or

Who: Governor Gary R. Herbert
Matt Holland, UVU President
UVU students
Governor’s Senior Staff and Budget Staff

Background: The Governor’s budget recommendations for FY2015 demonstrate a continued focus on education, better aligning public education, technical education and higher education with the resources needed to achieve the Governor’s goal of 66% of all Utah adults acquiring a certificate or degree by 2020- an economic necessity.

UVU is an ideal location to roll out the budget because of the role it is playing in raising the bar in education and its contributions to economic development. The Governor’s budget recommendations are based on current consensus revenue projections, agreed upon by both the Governor’s Office and the Legislative Fiscal Analyst?s Office.

Visuals: Media are invited to tour the different technology centers and labs in the UVU Computer Science building with the Governor and interact with students. Technology centers and labs include: Note 3D printer, EART Mechatronics (CS 508), Digital Animation (CS 513), Biotechnology (SB 154), and Cadaver (SB 248) labs. The tour will end in the School of Arts: Dance (GT 611), Music, Ceramics and Auto Body (GT 338 & 440).

Embargoed hard copies of the Governor’s budget proposal for FY 2015 will be available to credentialed media at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday morning in the Governor’s Office, Utah State Capitol, 2nd floor.

The Governor’s budget announcement will also be live-streamed at on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.