Alumni Days at Shakespeare, June 2014.
Wes Brinkerhoff (’89, business administration & Spanish; ’11, MBA) is the Bursar at Southern Utah University, and has been since 1995, where he manages the team in the cashiers office that oversees all student and University receivables, the T-Card system, meal plans and billing.
In 2001, Wes was recognized as the Outstanding Male Staff Member during that year’s graduation ceremonies. His colleagues nominated him for the award and said of Wes, “He is always positive, friendly and anxious to help. He is an extremely hardworking employee and one who makes SUU a better place to be because of his concern for others and enthusiasm for life.” Wes continues to exemplify those same qualities today.
What does he like about being an employee at SUU? “I love the spirit of this campus and the learning environment,” he says. “My coworkers are fantastic and I love our students because of the youthful energy they infuse in me each day.”
Learning Lives Forever is a motto Wes embraced not too long ago when he re-enrolled at SUU, this time as a graduate student in the master’s degree in business administration. While he lamented not earning ia master’s degree earlier, he appreciated his classroom experience. In particular he acknowledges Dr. Steve Harrop, professional in residence in the department of economics and finance. Wes explains, “Dr. Harrop brought it all into focus. His investment class was very hands on with real money, real situations and real people. It was awesome!”
Wes has been active on campus working with the Iron County Alumni Chapter, participating with the SUU Staff Association and serving as president of the Utah Higher Education Staff Association during the 2000-2001 school year.
He enjoys volunteering with the Boys Scouts of America, and has done for nearly 20 years. He also coached little league baseball and Jr. Jazz Basketball for eight years.
Wes and his wife Kathleen (’89, business and office management) are the parents of three children.