Contact UEC

Phone: (208) 885-6265
Fax: (208) 885-5580
Email: uiuec@uidaho.edu

Mailing Address:
Utility Executive Course
College of Business & Economics
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3161
Moscow, Idaho 83844-3161
history of UEC

Tradition and Innovation - The Best of Both

The University of Idaho Utility Executive Course was launched in 1954, when alumnus Robert Sessions, personnel director at Idaho Power Company, approached the university to design an educational program to help utility managers develop a leadership perspective and accelerate their transitions to executive responsibility.

Renowned economist Erwin Graue led a team in creating the course, with the eight founding Northwest utility companies, sending 33 utility managers to the University of Idaho campus to launch the Public Utilities Executive's Course:
  • British Columbia Electric Company, Ltd.            
  • California-Pacific Utilities Company
  • Idaho Power Company
  • Montana Power Company
  • Pacific Power and Light Company
  • Public Service Company of Colorado
  • Utah Power and Light Company
  • Washington Water Power Company
Now in its 62nd consecutive year, the Utility Executive Course (UEC) has earned a worldwide reputation as the premier industry-driven executive education program designed specifically for utility leaders.