New Executive Director to Guide SUU’s Leavitt Center

Published: August 31, 2015 | Read Time: 2 minutes

Donna Law announced as SUU's Leavitt Center new director. Southern Utah University is excited to announce Donna Law as the new executive director for the Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics & Public Service. Law previously served as director of government relations at SUU but will now transfer to the Leavitt Center to lead the student group that is dedicated to preparing SUU students to serve and political and democratic service.

Stuart Jones, SUU vice president of advancement, said of Law being chosen for this position, “I am excited to see Donna in this new position. She is passionate about politics and is a wonderful student mentor, and she is well connected throughout the state.  Donna is well prepared to build on the great work of the Leavitt Center." 

Law said of this change in post, “I’m thrilled at the opportunity to work with the students in the Leavitt Center. These outstanding young people are bright, enthusiastic and motivated to make a difference here and now at SUU and in the future of our state and nation. As emerging leaders, they have a vision for the impact the Leavitt Center can have, not only on campus and in our community, but how we serve a broader region.”

In Law’s role of director of government relations, she represented the University to the State Legislature bringing greater visibility to SUU’s successes and distinctive role. She also led the charge in the University successfully completing the $105 million Future is Rising fundraising campaign.

Along with her experience in SUU’s advancement offices, Law has also served in the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Idaho Shakespeare Festival and the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre before coming to SUU in 2009.

In addition to her work at the University she is involved with a number of boards and committees. In 2011, Governor Gary Herbert appointed her to the board of Utah Arts and Museums. She has served as board member and vice-president of the Shakespeare Theatre Association of America, chair of the Cedar City/Brian Head Tourism and Convention Bureau and the Iron County Lodging Association. The Cedar City Chamber of Commerce has also recognized Las as Woman of the Year.

The Michael O. Leavitt Center was established in 1998 as an interdisciplinary hub for leadership opportunities, experiential learning, civic education, humanitarian service, and public policy research. This non-partisan center works to disseminate political information and spark debate about the ever-changing world of politics and the issues that have an impact on the people of Utah and our nation.

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