Commissioner of Higher Education William A. Sederburg will kick off a tour of Utah's nine public colleges and universities today at Utah State University.

Several members of the Board of Regents will join Sederburg as he meets with the president and other administration as well as students at the Logan campus.

His purpose, Sederburg said, is to be able to best represent the schools when dealing with the state's lawmakers and other officials, as well as form collaborative strategies that "support the priorities of our campuses."

USU is Sederburg's first stop, with visits to other schools to follow throughout the month.