Thomas Wright Fights to Prevent Tuition Increases

Thomas Wright, a Utah State Board of Regents Member, fought recently to prevent tuition increases amid the COVID-19 crisis. Below is an excerpt from the Salt Lake Tribune’s coverage.

Throughout the three-hour discussion, two board members pleaded for the other universities to not increase tuition and fees during this COVID-19 pandemic. Member Thomas Wright added that, to him, it doesn’t matter how small the tuition increases are — and they are, across the board, the lowest in more than two decades. Any hike, he said, has the potential to hurt students as the economy dips. Some may not be able return to school in the fall because of it, if campuses have even been reopened by then.”

Why are we asking students to carry the burden even more?” asked Wright, who’s also running for governor.

View the full article from the Salt Lake Tribune: https://www.sltrib.com/news/education/2020/03/26/here-are-approved-tuition/

Tiffany Fox