University statement about missing U student MacKenzie Lueck 

The University of Utah is deeply concerned about the well-being of MacKenzie “Kenzie” Lueck and her family. The university is cooperating with the Salt Lake City Police Department, which is investigating her disappearance. MacKenzie is enrolled part-time as a senior at the U, and is majoring in kinesiology and pre-nursing and minoring in health. She has been enrolled at the U since fall 2014. Because of privacy laws that protect MacKenzie’s personal information, the university cannot provide further details.

The university’s dean of students has spoken with MacKenzie’s family to offer support and to express the campus community’s shared hope for her safe return. The dean’s office is also talking with and providing support to MacKenzie’s classmates.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call the Salt Lake City Police Department at 801-799-4420.

We know it can be difficult to process uncertainties such as this, and the U’s Counseling Center is available to assist those in need. To schedule an appointment, call 801-581-6826 or visit the office’s temporary reception area in Room 330 in the Student Services Building. Staff have access to counseling through the Employee Assistance Program. More information and resources are available at