Interstate Passport


Pilot State Facilitator

Photo of Phyllis SafmanPhyllis “Teddi” Safman
Former Assistant Commissioner for Academic Affairs
Utah State Board of Regents

Phyllis (Teddi) Safman is the former assistant commissioner for academic affairs, Utah Board of Regents. Her responsibilities include general education assessment; statewide transfer and articulation; No Child Left Behind; teacher education; and working with Utah’s K-16 Alliance to improve high school to college articulation. In addition, she is the system representative for Lumina’s Tuning process and for the LEAP initiative. Safman received a Ph.D. in continuing education from the University of Illinois and held national, regional, and statewide leadership positions while serving as associate dean of continuing education at the University of Utah. She joined the commissioner’s staff in 1993, with a short break to work in accreditation and strategic planning in Washington, D.C., and Chicago. Safman teaches a graduate class in organization and governance of higher education at the University of Utah.

Utah Interstate Passport Faculty Teams

Phase I Participating Institutions

Dixie State University
Salt Lake Community College
Snow College
Southern Utah University
The University of Utah
Utah State University
Utah Valley University
Weber State University