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The University of Utah is the state's oldest and largest institution of higher education and is a tier 1 research university. The various departments and colleges within the university are overseen and administered
by the following organizations.

President and Special Reports

The university’s president is the organization’s chief executive officer. Special reports to the president oversee specific areas of focus. 

Chief Business Strategy Officer

Patti Ross

CEO, Huntsman Cancer Institute

Mary Beckerle

University Community Relations Officer

Laura Snow

Faculty Athletics Representative

Karen Paisley
Special Assistant to the President and NCAA Faculty Representative

Senior Vice Presidents

The university’s two senior vice presidents report to the president and oversee the academic and health care missions of the organizations.

Academic Campus Deans

College of Architecture + Planning –Keith Diaz Moore
David Eccles School of Business –Taylor Randall
School for Cultural & Social Transformation – Kathryn Bond Stockton
College of Education – Elaine Clark
College of Engineering – Richard B. Brown
College of Fine Arts – John W. Scheib
Honors College – Sylvia Torti
College of Humanities – Stuart K. Culver
S.J. Quinney College of Law – Robert W. Adler
Marriott Library – Alberta Comer
College of Mines & Earth Sciences – Darryl Butt
College of Science – Henry S. White
Social & Behavioral Science – Cynthia Berg
Social Work – Martell Teasley
Graduate School – David Kieda
Undergraduate Studies – Martha Bradley

Medical Campus Deans

School of Dentistry – Wyatt Rory Hume
College of Health – David Perrin (dual report to the SVPAA)
School of Medicine – Michael Good
College of Nursing – Barbara Wilson (Interim)
College of Pharmacy – Randall Peterson
Executive Director EHSL – Catherine Soehner (Interim)

Vice Presidents

The university’s vice presidents oversee all of the administrative and support functions of the university. 

Student Affairs VP

Barb Snyder
Dotted Line Report to the SVPAA

Diversity VP


Chief Human Resources Officer

Jeff Herring

Government Relations VP

Jason Perry

Institutional Advancement VP

Fred Esplin

General Counsel

Phyllis Vetter

Research VP

Andy Weyrich

Chief Financial Officer

Cathy Anderson
Internal Audit reports administratively to the CFO and functionally to the President and Board of Trustees Audit Committee

University Governing Bodies

Board of Trustees

The university's Board of Trustees is comprised 10 people, eight of whom are appointed by the governor with the consent of the Utah State Senate. The president of the University of Utah Alumni Association serves as a member, as does the president of the Associated Students of the University of Utah (ASUU). Appointed members to the board serve four-year terms. The board is responsible for overseeing the effective and efficient administration and operation of the university. The board is responsible for approving all university policies and the university's annual budget. 

Board of Regents

The Board of Regents is the governing body for the Utah System of Higher Education. The board's major responsibilities include selecting and evaluating institutional presidents, setting policy, reviewing programs and degrees, approving institutional missions, and submitting a unified higher education budget request to the governor and state legislature. The board is comprised of 17 Utah citizens, all appointed by the governor. 

Academic Senate

The academic senate is comprised of elected members of the university's faculty and is considered integral to the shared governance of the university. The senate acts for the faculty in all matters of educational policy, including requirements for admissions, degrees, diplomas, certificates, and curricular matters involving relations between colleges or departments. It also participates and provides input on decisions relating to the general academic operations of the university including budget decisions and administrative appointments. 


The cabinet meets weekly and is comprised of senior university leaders who provide advice and counsel to the president. Membership on the cabinet is at the discretion of the president. 

President's Leadership Council

The PLC is comprised of leaders from across campus who meet quarterly for the purpose of information sharing, creative problem solving and aligning the entire organization to a shared mission and vision.