OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University will award an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree to R. Scott Marquardt at the university’s 130th commencement Dec. 14 at 1 p.m. in the Dee Events Center.
Marquardt is president and chief executive officer of Management and Training Corporation of Centerville, Utah. He is a graduate of the University of Utah, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in management, a master of business administration degree and a juris doctorate.
In addition to receiving the honorary degree, Marquardt will deliver the commencement address.
Marquardt has a long and distinguished record of support for higher education. He serves as vice chair of the National Advisory Board of the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. Marquardt was a member of the Weber State University Board of Trustees from 1996 to 2003 and chaired that board starting in 1999. His financial support of WSU has included generous contributions to the Val A. Browning Center, the Ethel Wattis Kimball Visual Arts Center, athletic programs, performing arts and student scholarships. He also is currently a member of the university’s National Advisory Council.
Marquardt has lent his management skills to numerous educational, commercial, workforce development and correctional organizations. He has held leadership positions in the National Job Corps Association and the Association of Private Corrections and Treatment Organizations. Marquardt is currently chair of Rowland Hall-St. Mark’s School in Salt Lake City and a member of the Salt Lake Community Board of Wells Fargo Bank. His previous public service experience includes chairing the Utah chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization as well as membership on Governor Mike Leavitt’s transition team, the Utah Legislative Compensation Commission, the Applied Technology Education Public Awareness Task Force of Utah, and the boards of directors of Utah Easter Seals and the United Way.
Management and Training Corporation (MTC) contracts with governments to operate job-training programs, correctional facilities, correctional health care services and workforce development programs in 25 states and internationally. Through its operation of Job Corps centers, MTC is the U.S. Department of Labor’s largest contractor. With more than 7,500 employees and annual revenues of more than $525 million, Management and Training Corporation serves more than 27,000 people on a daily basis, with its primary emphasis being the preparation of young adults for success in the workplace. That success is based on MTC’s clients acquiring a strong foundation in academic skills as well as technical skills required for individual careers.
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