Mortensen Named VP for University AdvancementOGDEN, Utah – Brad Mortensen has shortened his title at Weber State University while maintaining his current workload.
Since January 2007, Mortensen has served as interim vice president for University Advancement at WSU. Today WSU’s Board of Trustees unanimously voted to remove the word interim from his title and confirmed him as the new vice president of the division, effective immediately. As vice president, Mortensen oversees the university’s development, communications, alumni relations and government relations departments. He was selected from a pool of national candidates for the position.
Mortensen has worked at Weber State University since August 2004 as an assistant and then associate vice president in the administrative services division, where he served as the legislative liaison for the university and managed multiple offices and functions. Prior to joining WSU, Mortensen gained extensive experience in higher education and public policy at the Utah System of Higher Education office as the assistant commissioner for finance and facilities. He also served as the higher education policy analyst at the Utah Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget.
“Brad brings a wealth of experience to this position, and he is a strong supporter of Weber State University,” said WSU President Ann Millner. “His work at the Board of Regents and the governor’s office has given him insight into higher education at the statewide level that benefits the university.”
Mortensen hopes to strengthen the university’s ties to the community and alumni. “The idea of ‘university advancement’ is to connect alumni, potential students, community partners and business leaders in ways that elevate the success and vitality of the university,” he said. “By advancing Weber State, we strengthen the civic foundation and economic development of our region.”
Mortensen looks forward to continuing in his role of reaching out to the community. “The strength of Weber State University’s supporters – from alumni to donors to our elected policymakers – makes this an exciting place,” he said. “There’s a solid foundation to build upon our commitment to excellent student-learning opportunities and community engagement.”
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