College of Business honors Eagle Gate College president
January 30, 2007 | LOGAN —
The College of Business at Utah State University has
decided to honor someone with a Professional Achievement
Award who knows quite a bit about the business of college.
Jonathan Bullen is the majority owner, CEO and president
of the Eagle Gate College Group, an organization that
has four campuses in Utah, attended by 1,500 students.
Douglas D. Anderson, dean of the College of Business,
said that Bullen, a USU graduate, exemplifies the type
of leadership the college wants to recognize with its
Professional Achievement Awards.
“Why would a college honor someone who runs his
own college?” Anderson said. “The Eagle
Gate College Group does an effective job meeting the
needs of its students even though those needs may be
different than those of our own students. Mr. Bullen
has also been a strong supporter of Utah State University
and its goals. In fact, he is the chair of the Utah
State University Foundation.”
Bullen graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business
from Utah State University in 1978, the same year he
graduated from the NAB Management Seminar at Harvard.
His career since then has been varied and successful.
He became the owner and CEO of JWB Cable Co. in 1986
and sold it four years later to Sonic Cable of California.
In 1990, he began investing in real estate and now owns
more than 12,000 residential apartments and more than
2 million square feet of office space in Utah, Arizona,
Nevada, Colorado, Washington and California. He is also
the owner and manager of Bullen and Harris LLC, a management
and investment company.
Anderson said that Bullen, who received the Distinguished
Service Award from USU in 2005, has also led in a volunteer
capacity a number of key civic organizations that have
had a positive impact in Logan.
“The Capitol Arts Alliance, for example, spearheaded
the renovation of the historic Ellen Eccles Theatre
and the Bullen Center,” Anderson said. “Bullen
was the executive director of that alliance from 1990
to 1992. His contributions to the community have been
impressive and we are pleased we can honor him with
The award will be presented by Anderson on Jan 25 at
a luncheon during a Partners and Business “Customer
Service and Marketing Seminar.” The seminar, which runs
on Jan. 24 and 25, will be held at the Eccles Conference
Center on the USU campus. More information about the
seminar is available by phoning (435) 797-2279 or visiting: