Leavitt Center

Eric M. Kirby

Executive Director
Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics & Public Service
Southern Utah University
351 West Center Street, Suite 173
Cedar City, UT 84720
Telephone (Cell): 435-704-4912

Email: erickirby@suu.edu

Eric Kirby

Eric Kirby is the Executive Director of the Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics & Public Service.  In conjunction with directing the Leavitt Center, Mr. Kirby is an advisor to SUUSA, an adjunct professor, and he continues to practice law in an of-counsel capacity with Murphy & Decker P.C., a Denver based litigation firm.

Mr. Kirby holds a B.A. in political science from Southern Utah University as well as a Master’s of Science in Administration and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver. During law school, Mr. Kirby obtained a Diploma de los Negocios from the Universidad de Alcala in Madrid, Spain.  He is currently finishing his Ph.D. in Global Leadership with an emphasis in Academic Administration from Indiana Tech.

Mr. Kirby is a four-time recipient of Thomson Reuters’ Legal Rising Star award and has successfully passed the Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming bar exams. Mr. Kirby has also received SUU’s distinguished Advisor of the Year and Commitment to Excellence awards.