Southern Utah University is excited to officially announce Marvin Dodge as the new vice president for finance and administration to replace the retired Dorian Page.
Dodge comes to SUU with years of experience in higher education administration at Snow College and before that was with governors Michael O. Leavitt, Olene Walker and Jon Huntsman Jr. While on Capitol Hill he served in various positions, including deputy executive director of the Utah Department of Administrative Services and deputy director of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget.
Dodge said of his professional background, “No, I’m not trained as an accountant, but all of my positions within the public arena have led me into finance. This role isn’t all spreadsheets and numbers; it’s about establishing relationships and getting projects accomplished — duties I have completed effectively while with the state government and Snow College.”
President Scott L Wyatt said of the appointment, “I am confident that Marvin will be a great addition to our university community. His strengths lie in his ability to think strategically, to be very transparent with the budget and to work well with everyone. I am confident all will enjoy working with him.”
In his new position he will oversee all financial operations at SUU, including cashiers, treasury, purchasing and auditing. Dodge will also be responsible for all buildings on campus, which includes maintenance and construction.
Dodge swiftly began his role as vice president by selecting Big D Construction as the general contractor for the Beverly Taylor Sorensen Center of the Arts, which is set to begin construction by the end of August.
He said of this duty, “We have begun weekly meetings to ensure the entire process goes smoothly, we hope by the end of this month we will see progress on the site. The Center will be a beautiful addition to campus.”
Dodge is a native of Bennington, Vermont but made Utah his home have receiving his bachelor’s and master’s degree from Brigham Young University in public administration. He has been married for 27 years and has four children.