Brad Mortensen became Vice President for University Advancement in January 2007. In this position he acts as the university's legislative liaison and oversees the University Advancement division, which includes Alumni/Development Services, Alumni Relations, Development, Government Relations and University Communications.
Dr. Mortensen came to WSU in 2004 and worked as associate Vice President for Support and Government Relations within Administrative Services.
Prior to working at WSU, Dr. Mortensen spent four years with the Utah System of Higher Education Office and two years in the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget. Dr. Mortensen also worked as a fiscal analyst for the Arizona Joint Legislative Budget Committee, and served a one-year appointment as an associate for the National Center of Public Policy and Higher Education.
Dr. Mortensen completed his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Utah. He also holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Utah State University.