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

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Policy Research

The Institute partners 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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The Herbert Public Policy Internship Program sponsors student interns in the Utah State Legislature, in Washington, D.C., and in-house at UVU.

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Policymakers and public servants will be invited to speak on campus and interact with students, faculty, staff, and community members.

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Thanks to the generosity of donors, the Herbert Institute awards scholarships to students with an interest in public service.

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Wildlife and Land Conservation Faculty Fellowship

UVU Faculty are invited to apply for the Wildlife and Land Conservation Fellowship. Selected faculty will hold the distinguished title of "Herbert Faculty Fellow." This project is focused on Utah's Watershed Restoration Initiative.

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2023 Annual Report

2023 was a year of firsts at the Herbert Institute. Read about all we accomplished in our first year as an academic institution at UVU!


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Herbert Institute in the News


What does 'compromise' mean? 3rd District candidates weigh in on how they'll work in Congress

Apr. 10, 2024 — Eight Republican candidates for Utah's 3rd Congressional District seat tried to set themselves apart during a debate in front of delegates in Lehi.

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Utah Senate rejects effort to end ranked choice voting early

Feb. 29, 2024 — Utah’s experiment with ranked choice voting will continue after a bill that would have ended the pilot program two years early failed to pass. A report from the Herbert Institute for Public Policy is linked. 

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Former Utah Gov. Gary Herbert reflects on his legacy

Feb. 28, 2024 — Former Utah Governor Gary Herbert sat down with FOX 13 News at The Herbert Institute for Public Policy at Utah Valley University to talk about his legacy in Utah and politics. 

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Inside Sources: Ambassador Nikki Haley Visits Utah, Sits Down With Boyd and Speaks at UVU

Feb. 28, 2024 — Boyd covers Ambassador Nikki Haley's trip to UVU, recapping his conversation with her and her speech. Hear Herbert Interns discuss how she was received and how she’s resonating with the locals.  

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