Utah Tech University

Board of Trustees

Utah Tech University (UT) is governed by a 10-member Board of Trustees, eight of whom are appointed by the governor of the state of Utah with consent of the Utah Senate. The president of the UT Alumni Association and the president of the UT Associated Students UTSA serve as ex officio board members. The eight appointed board members serve four-year terms. The two ex officio board members serve for the terms of their respective offices. The board elects its own leadership.

The board’s responsibilities include partnering with the Utah Board of Higher Education on the appointment of the president of the University and other duties, responsibilities, and functions as delegated and authorized by the Utah Board of Higher Education or through rules and regulations of the University. The board’s duties include acting on behalf of the University in facilitating communication between the University and the community; assisting in the planning, implementation, and execution of fund raising and development projects aimed at supplementing University appropriations; and perpetuating and strengthening alumni and community identification with the University’s traditions and goals. The board also approves new academic programs, institutional policies, and all candidates for earned degrees and diplomas granted by the University.

The board operates several committees, including an executive committee, audit committee, and honors committee that, in consultation with the University’s president, makes recommendations for honorary degrees and other honors bestowed by the University. The board may form other ad hoc committees as needed to carry out its business.

The UT Board of Trustees meets regularly during the academic year. For more information or if you have questions, please contact Board Secretary Courtney White at 435-652-7534.

Board Members

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Tiffany Wilson


Tiffany Larkin Wilson is a proud native of Southern Utah and a graduate of Utah Tech University (formerly Dixie State University) and Brigham Young University…

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Colleen Kvetko

Vice Chair

Colleen Kvetko was appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2018. She moved to St. George in 2015 after retiring from the banking industry…

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Deven Macdonald

Second Vice Chair

Deven Macdonald is an entrepreneur and local business owner with a passion for helping young people develop critical life skills…

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Betty Barnum

Growing up in the beautiful area of St. George, Betty was excited to start her college journey in her hometown…

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Ginger Chinn

Ginger Chinn serves as the Vice President of Public Policy and Government Affairs at the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce in Salt Lake City, Utah…

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Mitch Cloward

Mitch Cloward was appointed to the UT Board of Trustees in 2021. Mitch serves as the Administrator of Intermountain St. George Regional Hospital…

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Dave Elkington

David Elkington founded XANT (formerly InsideSales.com) in 2004 to revolutionize the sales industry through a data driven reformation by…

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Richard Holmes

Richard Holmes was born in Ogden, Utah. When he was 11 years old his family bought a ranch in Eastern Oregon, and he graduated from..

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Patricia Jones

Patricia Jones is the CEO of the Women’s Leadership Institute, a 501(c)3 working with Utah businesses to elevate women in business and…

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Jose Toral-Martinez

Jose Toral-Martinez began his involvement in student leadership through the UT Alumni Ambassadors as an assistant director and later as…

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2022 Agendas and Minutes

For current agendas, minutes, and recordings for Board of Trustees meetings as well as access to an archive, visit https://www.utah.gov/pmn/