UVU purchases 38.7-acre lot for Payson satellite campus

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OREM — While most colleges and universities are facing a budget crunch related to the sudden onset of the coronavirus pandemic, Utah’s largest public university is expanding — again.

Utah Valley University announced Tuesday the purchase of 38.7 acres of land in Payson to serve as the site of a future satellite campus in southern Utah County.

The site will be located at state Route 115 and South Bamberger Road, northeast of the Payson power plant and close to the I-15 exit at Main Street in the city, according to a news release from the school.

“It is no secret that the south end of Utah County is growing,” said UVU President Astrid S. Tuminez. “The acquisition of the Payson land demonstrates UVU’s ongoing commitment to providing exceptional education in affordable and innovative ways in our service area.

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