David O. McKay graduated as valedictorian from the University of Utah in 1894. After an LDS mission, he taught literature and history at Weber.
“During his tenure as principal, Weber Academy expanded in many ways including addition to the Moench building increasing classroom and laboratory facilities and the publication of a combination yearbook and literary magazine known as the Acorn.” (John Sillito, Weber State College … A Centennial History, “Weber’s Principals and Presidents,” 1988)
McKay was called to serve on the Council of Twelve Apostles for the LDS church in 1906. He became the ninth president of the LDS church in 1951.