Monday, June 25, 2007

UVSC Board of Trustees shake up

At last week's Board of Trustees meeting a new chair was named and two new members were
welcomed into UVSC's highest governing body.

UVSC names new board of trustees (Deseret Morning News)

Former LDS Church auxiliary president Janette Hales Beckham, who has been on the board since 2004, replaces outgoing chair Dan Campbell (who will remain a Trustee). Fellow board members Karen Acerson and Ron Dallin have completed their terms and were replaced by Steven J. Lund and Terry Shoemaker.

Lund is the second banana at NuSkin, the valley's preeminent multi-level marketing company. Shoemaker is the superintendent of Wasatch Schools.

On Monday the school released the news via their Page One e-mail that goes out to all employees. Here it is:

UVSC welcomed new leadership for its Board of Trustees Wednesday, June 13. Janette Beckham was elected chair of the Board of Trustees, Tim Clark, vice-chair and Doyle Mortimer, secretary. They will form the executive committee of the Trustees. Beckham replaces Dan Campbell as chair. However, Campbell will remain a member of the Trustees. Karen Acerson and Ron Dallin completed their service as Trustees and have been replaced by Steve Lund, vice chairman of the board of directors for NuSkin Enterprises and Terry Shoemaker, superintendent of Wasatch School District.

UVSC Trustees are the College’s governing board, appointed by the Governor and approved by the Senate of the State of Utah. They work closely with the UVSC administration. Part of their duties as liaison between the institution, community and Regents include approving the college mission, strategic planning, new degree programs, policies, budgets and honorary degrees. They are also involved in funding raising and alumni relations.

Beckham has been a Trustee since 2004. She served as general young women’s president of the LDS Church for seven and a half years, where she worked with youth and traveled the world. She has been a state Legislator and was also a member of the BYU Board of Trustees for six years. UVSC’s dedication to student success is what first drew Beckham to UVSC. “UVSC is very student centered; everyone is welcome,” said Beckham. “I like that a lot about UVSC,” she continued. “This coming year should be a great one, and I’m excited for my new position!”

Clark is president of TR Clark and Associates, LLC, a consulting and training organization that provides strategy, change management and process improvement services. He has served as a Trustee since 2005, and has been a member of the Trustee Audit Committee. Clark has donated much of his time consulting for UVSC and providing leadership training.

Mortimer is vice president of Alexander’s Printing and has served as a Trustee since 2005. He has been a member of the Utah State Legislature, a board member for the Provo/Orem Chamber of Congress and is on the board for the Utah College of Applied Technology. “We’re moving ahead becoming a university,” Mortimer said. “With this transition, the institution will be able to achieve their goals of greater prestige, increased funding and continued response to the community.”

One error in the above article is that Trustees are not appointed by the governor and appointed by the senate...that is the State Board of Regents.

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