Aggies Elevated

One Innovative Program. Two Familiar Locations.

One Program, Two Campuses

Aggies Elevated at Utah State University is Utah's original college program for students with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD). Located at the USU main campus in Logan AND the USU Eastern campus in Price.

Mission

Aggies Elevated is designed to empower college-age students with I/DD to become resilient problem-solvers and self-determined citizens of inclusive communities. With the assistance of staff and invited stakeholders, Aggies Elevated students create a person-centered plan to identify challenges, build on individual strengths, seek out and utilize supports, and encourage personal responsibility in five domains (Lifelong Learning, Independent Living, Community Involvement, Self-Advocacy, and Career Development). The program’s goal for graduates is competitive integrated employment, full community inclusion, and independent living to their highest ability.

Fast Facts
As of October 2021, 25 of 29 graduates are engaged in competitive integrated employment. This is approximately 86%, down slightly from 88% prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. In contrast, using most recent available sources:

  • The average post-graduation employment rate for TPSID program graduates is 59%.
  • The employment rate for adults with disabilities in general is 31.4%.
  • The employment rate for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities is 18%.
  • In addition, about 35% of our graduates have earned associate's and/or bachelor's degrees, or are actively in progress.

In The News

Getting an Associate's Degree

Aggies Elevated Students Collin Quinn, Michele Gibson, Courtney Jorgensen and Chandler West plan to get their Associate's Degree. Read their stories!

School Year in Review!

The 2021-2022 school year has come to a close! This has been a great year for Aggies Elevated and we look forward to the next school year!

Contact

Sue Reeves

Sue Reeves

Logan Program Director

Phone: 435-797-1977
Office Location: IDRPP 017
Elizabeth Dimond

Elizabeth Dimond

Price Program Director

Phone: (435) 613-5613
Lindsay Thunell

Lindsay Thunell

Academic/Support Coordinator

Phone: (435) 797-0688
Office Location: IDRPP 009
Madison Heider

Madison Heider

Internship Coordinator

Phone: (435)-797-1243
Office Location: IDRPP 015
Shalee Knowles

Shalee Knowles

Online Specialist

Katie Hut

Katie Hut

VISTA: PR, Marketing, Fundraising

Phone: 801-971-0436
Jenna Mosher

Jenna Mosher

VISTA: Alumni Relations

Phone: 435-655-1929
Robert L Morgan

Robert L Morgan

Professor - SPED Masters Chair

Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling

Phone: 435-797-3251
Office Location: EDUC 324