Reinhold selected as new Chair of SUU’s National Advisory Board

Published: June 25, 2007 | Read Time: 2 minutes

Southern Utah University is pleased to announce Sunny Henderson Reinhold as the new chair of SUU’s national advisory board. As head of the board that supports the University’s development initiatives, Reinhold will be responsible for board relations, and will be an integral part of the University’s fundraising.

Reinhold has served SUU for the past 6 years in various support capacities, and is dedicated to the University’s success. Her work on the SUU Board of Fellows has helped establish Reinhold as one of the Institution's most fervent supporters and fund-raisers. In addition, Reinhold has a strong track record in development, and is involved with many community groups including the Wasatch Community Foundation, the Christmas Box House, the Utah Down Syndrome Foundation, the Salt Lake Rescue Mission and various children advocacy groups. As president of a charitable foundation, Reinhold has proven her leadership skills time and again.

As Chair, Reinhold’s leadership experience will be put to good use. National Advisory Board members serve as ambassadors for the University. Working hand-in-hand with University administration, board members are a valuable resource in the University's financial development.

While neither she nor her husband Richard Reinhold ever attended SUU, they both love the school and its surrounding community, and can often be found hosting fundraisers and activities for SUU in the northern part of the state. According to Reinhold, “I’ve loved every minute of it.”

According to SUU President Michael Benson, “Sunny’s appointment has been met with great excitement both by the Board and the campus community. We expect terrific things during her tenure. Already she's brought some new ideas and perspectives as to how to utilize this Board more effectively. I couldn't be happier with her energy and enthusiasm.”

That sentiment seems to echo across campus. According to Vice President for University Advancement Mark Barton, “Sunny’s commitment to the institution is incredible and her positive attitude is contagious. I couldn’t think of a better person for the job.”

Reinhold’s enthusiasm is evident in her acceptance, “It will be a privilege to work with President Michael Benson. He has some innovative and creative plans for SUU. The university, though small in numbers, has a great history and an exciting future." According to Barton, “Reinhold’s efforts are centered on what she can do for the institution—she is tireless and selfless in her allegiance to the University.” Based on enthusiasm and momentum, Reinhold is sure to be a driving force behind much of the University’s future success.

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