Board of Regents names Weber State's presidential search committee

Saturday , March 03, 2018 - 5:00 AM

The Utah Board of Regents announced Thursday it has officially named a search committee in charge of recruiting Weber State University’s next president.

The 21-member committee will hold public meetings to gather input from members of the community.

“Weber State University exemplifies the purpose and quality of a dual-mission university, including providing educational access and ... playing an active role in its community,” Daniel Campbell, Board of Regents chair, said in a news release.

WSU President Charles Wight announced on Jan. 18 his resignation from his position at Weber State. He is being considered in other university presidential searches.

Last month, Wight was announced as one of five finalists in the race to become president of Idaho State University. The university has not reached a decision.

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Weber State’s presidential search committee will be co-chaired by Board of Regent Jesselie Anderson as well as Nolan Karras, WSU Board of Trustees chair.

The Board of Regents will be represented by Marlin Jensen, Bob Marquardt and Cristina Ortega, while the WSU Board of Trustees will be represented by Kearston Cutrubus, Danielle Croyle and Lola Moli, WSU student body president.

WSU faculty will be represented by Chief Diversity Officer Adrianne Andrews, Provost Madonne Miner, Nicola Corbin, David Ferro, Doris Geide-Stevenson, Leslie Loeffel, Lonnie Lujan, Craig Oberg and Susan Thornock.

Layton City Mayor Bob Stevenson, Kevin Sullivan, Steven Petersen and Steve Starks were named alumni and community representatives.

“We carefully selected the members of the search committee to ensure each has a strong connection to Weber State and is dedicated to the future of the institution,” Campbell said. “I appreciate the willingness of these committee members to lend their time and expertise to this process.”

Contact Education Reporter Sergio Martínez-Beltrán at smartinezbeltran@standard.net or 801-625-4274. Follow him on Twitter @SergioMarBel and like him on Facebook at Facebook.com/STANDARDEXSergio.

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