Leland H. Creer graduated from the University of Utah with his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. He received his doctorate in history at the University of California.
His goal for Weber was to make the school more professional. He did this by “instituting a new departmental structure, sabbatical leaves and other measures, and a reappraisal of the college’s curricula and scholastic standards. Creer established an administrative cabinet consisting of the President, Registrar, Treasurer, Dean of Instruction and Dean of Women that met on a weekly basis. He also worked diligently to improve the college library and sought to improve faculty and staff salaries.” (John Sillito, Weber State College … A Centennial History, “Weber’s Principals and Presidents,” 1988)