Owen F. Beal graduated from Snow College in 1904 and went to University of Utah for his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in sociology. Beal served as principal of Wasatch and Moroni high schools, and also as head of the economics and sociology department at the Brigham Young College in Logan. When coming to Weber Academy he was known as Principal, but a year later the title was changed to President. Weber Academy’s name also changed to Weber Normal College. Beal left Weber Normal College after four years to pursue his doctorate degree at Columbia University.