SUU In View (Alumni Magazine - Spring 2002)
New Appointees to SUU Board of Trustees Announced
Three new individuals have been named to the Board of Trustees to fill positions recently-vacated by resignations. And, three individuals were re-appointed. All appointments are made by the governor and confirmed by the Utah State Senate.
The three new appointees are: Ann A. Judd of Cedar City; Dwayne O. Nielson, chief operating officer of STSN in Midvale, Utah; and Jeff Wright, president of Wright Ventures in Salt Lake City. They fill the chairs vacated by Jeffrey B. Hatch, Steven E. Snow and Thomas Higbee.
The three individuals who have been re-appointed for continued service on the Board are Alice Burns, of Cedar City; Henry Eyring of North Salt Lake; and John W. Yardley of Panguitch, who has served as vice chairman of the Board.
Judd is an alumna of BAC, having graduated in 1952. A dedicated Cedar City citizen, she has worked as a volunteer coordinator for the Utah Shakespearean Festival for 13 years, and on the Iron County Cancer Board, the SUU Development Board and the Cedar City Music Arts Committee. She is former president of SUU's Alumni Association, and former member of the Cedar City Coordinating Council. She is the current president of emeriti at SUU.
Nielson, a native of Portland, Ore., earned his bachelor's degree in accounting and master's in tax accounting from BYU. Nielson has been an instructor at Portland State University, a CPA, and spent 11 years with Sprint Corporation, finishing as the vice president of consumer marketing and operations. Afterward, Nielson was the regional president of Nextlink Communications' (now XO) western region.
A lifelong resident of Utah, Wright finished his bachelor's degree in political science and history at the University of Utah, where he also served as student body vice president. In addition to Wright Ventures, which specializes in emerging technology companies, Wright is also a partner in an international company that develops computer-ware that allows the disabled to use computers and other technology. Active in his community, Wright serves on the board of directors for the Guadalupe Schools, a model facility for at-risk youth.
Burns, city attorney for Cedar City Corporation, returns for a second term on the Board, as is the case for Eyring, the director of the Masters in Business Administration program at BYU. Yardley, appointed to another term, is involved in insurance and other business interests in Panguitch.