Southern Utah University's 16th President, Scott L Wyatt, comes to campus from his former post as president of Snow College, where he served for six years.
President Wyatt led Snow in fundraising, growth initiatives and strategic planning, including approval of its first four-year degree program, construction of the Karen H. Huntsman Library, and a new 400-bed student housing complex. His administration raised more money for the College, over the last six years, than has been raised during any comparable time in the College’s history. He also oversaw the enhancement of the Snow College brand and led the College to a 40% increase in student enrollments over the past five years. He also guided the realignment of Snow’s career and technical education programs to better fit local workforce and economic development needs. During his tenure, Snow College was consistently ranked in the top 10% of two-year colleges in the U.S. by the Aspen Institute and named sixth in the nation for college completion by CNN Money.
Prior to his appointment as president of Snow College, Wyatt was a partner in the Logan law firm Daines & Wyatt, LLP.
Wyatt served in the Utah legislature for two terms, where he was a member of the Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee. He also served on the board of trustees for Snow College and Utah State University, and was the student member of the State Board of Regents. He has taught political science, ethics and education law courses.
President Wyatt holds a BS in Philosophy and Economics from Utah State University and a JD from the University of Utah.