Weber State University presidential search committee announces public meetings

SALT LAKE CITY – The Weber State University presidential search committee will host two public meetings to obtain input from members of the campus community and the general public about what the committee should look for in a future president.

Public input from these meetings will help the committee shape a position announcement, the primary advertisement for the position used in recruiting candidates. Those unable to attend these meetings are encouraged to submit a comment online through the newly-launched presidential search page,

Weber State University – Ogden Campus
Hurst Center for Lifelong Learning, Dumke Legacy Hall
1265 Village Drive, Ogden, Utah 84408

April 4, 2018
4-5 p.m.

Weber State University – Davis Campus
Davis Building 3, Ballroom
2750 University Park Blvd., Layton, Utah 84041

April 4, 2018
7-8 p.m.

Board of Regents

Jessielie Anderson - Regent and Search Committee Co-Chair
Marlin Jensen - Regent
Bob Mardquardt - Regent
Cristina Ortega - Regent

Weber State University Board of Trustees

Nolan Karras - Trustee Chair and Search Committee Co-Chair
Kearston Cutrubus - Trustee Vice Chair
Danielle Croyle - Trustee and WSU Alumni President
Lola Moli - Trustee and Student Body President (2017-18)

Weber State University Administration, Faculty, and Staff

Adrienne Andrews - Assistant Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer
Nicola Corbin - Assistant Professor, Communication
David Ferro - Dean of College of Engineering, Applied Science & Technology
Doris Geide-Stevenson - Faculty Senate Chair and Professor, Economics
Leslie Loeffel - Davis Learning Support and Student Services Director
Lonnie Lujan - Staff Advisory Council Chair
Madonne Miner - Provost
Craig Oberg - Professor, Microbiology
Susan Thornock - Chair and Professor, School of Nursing

Community/Alumni Representatives

Steve Petersen - Chair and President, Petersen Inc.
Steve Starks - President, Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment
Bob Stevenson - Mayor, Layton City
Kevin Sullivan - Ret. General and Former Commander, Ogden Air Logistics, Hill Air Force Base

After the position announcement is finalized, the presidential search committee will go to work recruiting candidates, screening applications and conducting interviews with a number of potential finalists. The next public announcement from the committee will be when it recommends three to five finalists to the Board of Regents, which is expected to take place in Fall 2018. To learn more about the search process and provide feedback to the search committee, visit

The Weber State University presidential search committee will be co-chaired by Regent Jesselie Anderson and Weber State Board of Trustees Chair Nolan Karras. It is comprised of representatives from the Board of Regents, trustees and institutional stakeholders including faculty, staff, students, administration, alumni and community members. Below is a complete list of the Weber State presidential search committee members:

Dr. Charles A. Wight, president of Weber State, announced Jan. 18, 2018, that he planned to step down as president effective May 1, 2018. An interim president will be named by that time. It is anticipated that a new president will be in place by the end of 2018.

The Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) is governed by the Board of Regents and is comprised of Utah’s eight public colleges and universities. The CEO of USHE is the Commissioner of Higher Education. For more information, visit


Melanie Heath, communications director, Utah System of Higher Education
801-244-9620 •


Melanie Heath, communications director, Utah System of Higher Education
801-244-9620 •