Dorian Page Takes on Role as Vice PresidentJune 01, 2006
Effective June 1, Dorian Page will take over as Interim Vice President for Administrative and Financial Services until a new president is selected for Southern Utah University and Dr. Greg Stauffer returns to the vice president post.
Dr. Stauffer has moved upstairs as the Interim President during the Utah System of Higher Education’s Board of Regents’ search to replace Dr. Steven Bennion as the leader of the University. Dr. Bennion announced his retirement from the presidential position late last semester.
Page has been serving as the Associate Vice President for Financial Services/Treasurer at SUU since 1995. His service at the University has now spanned a total of 27 years, one name change, three presidents and a growth in the operating budget from $12 million to $80 million. He is also an alumnus of SUU; he received his bachelor’s degree from the institution in 1970 and his master’s in Accounting in 1990. He is a certified public accountant.
During his time working in finances at SUU, the institution has received recognition from independent and state auditors for the exemplary manner in which the accounting records have been and are maintained.
“Dorian’s renowned financial expertise and institutional history make him a great choice for this appointment,” states Interim President Stauffer. “I have complete confidence in Dorian’s ability to keep the campus moving forward with creativity and integrity.”
Over the past 11 years Page has been the Public Treasurer and has been responsible for the investment functions of the University, including coordinator policy revisions; Records officer for Finance area; Health Benefits Committee Chair; Revenue Bonds—issuance and reporting; Controller Supervision; Financial Reporting and Analysis; and Audit Liaison.
Page has been involved in many notable accomplishments during his tenure at the University. He served as the institutional representative to the Utah State Legislature from 2000-05 during which permanent funding for two new master degree programs was obtained. The Utah Summer Games, Cedar Mountain Science Center and the Utah Shakespearean Festival have also received additional funding due greatly to Page’s efforts. Also, the College of Education received a permanent allocation of State Trust Lands revenues and the new Teacher Education Building was funded. Page was also instrumental in the bonding for the Eccles Coliseum expansion, construction of the Centrum, the Sharwan Smith Student Center and the Eccles Living Learning Center. He has also chaired the Health/Dental Insurance Committee for many years.
“I’m happy to make this change,” states Stauffer, “because of my deep respect for him as a trusted colleague and confidant.”
Page also served as the Controller at SUU for 10 years prior to his term as Associate Vice President. He managed the Business Office from 1985 to 1995 which included financial accounting and reporting, payroll management, cashiering, loan collection, fixed asset management, grants and sponsored program accounting, cash and investment management, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and data processing, just to name a few.
He also spent four years teaching courses as an adjunct professor at SUU and prior to that was a senior accountant for another six years.
Page is married to Joyce Sandberg--also a graduate of SUSC--and they are the parents of five children.