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Dr. T. Chase Hagood

Senior Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dean of Undergraduate Studies
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Alison Flanders

 195 Central Campus Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT 84112






Dr. T. Chase Hagood serves as the Senior Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Utah, bringing a unique perspective as a first-generation college graduate from the working class of rural America. His own transformative educational journey fuels his dedication to enhancing academic experiences and outcomes for all students. Dr. Hagood is recognized nationally for his historical scholarship on early America as well as his leadership in higher education, especially in driving innovative student success initiatives and undergraduate education.
Hagood has championed policy reforms within the University of Utah and the Utah System of Higher Education that aim to dismantle barriers to higher education, making it more accessible and equitable to all Utahns. Redesigns within the U have focused on championing a shared responsibility framework—Navigate U—to ensure every student can have an exceptional educational experience from day one to graduation; leading the campus-wide implementation of EAB Navigate and other educational technologies to democratize the U's data infrastructures; building coalitions across the campus for a General Education Reimagined all the while ​creating supportive pathways for first-gen, minoritized, and low-income students. His efforts have fortified the university’s commitment to academic excellence and access, ensuring that every student has opportunities to succeed.
Dr. Hagood’s approach to education reform integrates twenty-first century pedagogies, comprehensive and high-impact support systems, and robust academic programs. This holistic model not only prepares students for professional success but also instills in them a resilient spirit to navigate and thrive in an ever-evolving global landscape. As a leader, educator, and advocate, Dr. Hagood continues to inspire change and progress through his visionary policies and personal commitment to student success.
A sought-after speaker and consultant, Dr. Hagood addresses critical topics such as educational innovation, student engagement, faculty development, and the effectiveness of institutional innovation. His accolades and awards reflect his profound impact on the public educational sector and his unwavering resolve to ensure that higher education serves as America's most significant vehicle for social mobility, impact, and change.
Dr. Hagood serves as the institutional lead for engagements with the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U), Powered by Publics campaign of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), Undergraduate Education at Research Universities (UERU), Strada Education Foundation, Qualtrics for Higher Education, and as co-liaison to the University Innovation Alliance (UIA).
Last Updated: 5/30/24