|SUU President Scott L Wyatt |
The State Board of Regents selected Scott L Wyatt as the 16th President of Southern Utah University. President Wyatt, who is currently leading Snow College, will succeed Interim President Richard Kendell who was named to the position when Michael T. Benson was appointed president of Eastern Kentucky University in April of this year.
A 21-member Presidential Search Committee, chaired by Regent Mark Stoddard with Vice Chair Trustee Eric Leavitt, conducted a national search and considered nearly 70 potential candidates. The four finalists met with constituent groups on Thursday, November 21, and were interviewed by the Board of Regents on Friday, November 22.
"We are pleased with the caliber of the candidates who participated in this rigorous process," said Bonnie Jean Beesley, Chair of the Board of Regents. "President Wyatt has expertly guided Snow College through enrollment and budget challenges to become a nationally ranked institution. We are confident that he will bring this same level of leadership to SUU and to the Utah System of Higher Education as a whole."
|President Scott and Kathy Wyatt|
"My family and I look forward to joining with the SUU family," said President Wyatt. "The university has an incredible history and great future, and we are thrilled to be part of it. I am very excited to engage with SUU students, faculty, staff, and community members to build on the university's strengths, and chart a visionary future together."
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