The Office of the President

President's Council

This council consists of President Scott Wyatt, his executive assistant, and eight of SUU's top administrators. This group convenes on a regular basis to discuss issues of top importance to the University and to advise the President as he makes executive decisions. The group has amassed more than 150 years of combined higher education administrative experience.
Bradley J. Cook

Bradley J. Cook, Provost

Bradley J. Cook has been serving as the provost of Southern Utah University since August of 2009. In this role, he provides the final oversight of all academic matters at SUU. Brad comes to SUU most recently from Dubai, where he was director of the Abu Dhabi Women's College in the United Arab Emirates. Prior to that, Brad served as vice president for academic affairs at Utah Valley State College. Brad holds a doctorate degree in Middle East studies from the Oxford University and two degrees, a Master of Arts in Social Science Education and Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, from Stanford University. In addition to his work in higher education administration both within the U.S. and abroad, Brad has taught college courses in Middle East politics, international relations and global communities.

Dialea Adams

Dialea Shirley Adams, Executive Assistant to the President

As executive assistant to the President, Dialea (Di-ă-lee) Adams is responsible for administrative scheduling and time management, large-scale event planning and the coordination of many executive decisions. She also serves as the secretary to the University’s Board of Trustees. Above all, Dialea – or Di, as she is known across campus – most enjoys the interaction her job affords, as she works with students, faculty, staff and the public on a daily basis. Di has been with SUU since 1985 when, as a Thunderbird student, she worked in the cashier’s office. Di has worked at SUU ever since. Her duties have included accounts receivable, oversight of financial budgets, and the compilation of NCAA reports. Di also has coordinated several hiring committees in her time at SUU, working first in the cashier’s office, then in the controller’s office and finally as assistant to the vice president for administrative and financial services before joining the President’s team.

Ken Beazer

Ken Beazer, Director of Athletics

Ken Beazer was appointed Southern Utah University's Director of Athletics in January 2006 and is responsible for the day-to-day operation of SUU's Athletics Department, providing leadership and direction for 17 NCAA Division I sports and over 350 student-athletes. Ken works closely with head coaches, administrative staff and student-athletes to ensure athletic programs are in harmony with the University's mission and NCAA policy and ideals. Ken comes to SUU from Utah State University where he served as the director of athletic development for nearly five years. Prior to his time at Utah State, Ken was the athletic director at Snow College for six years. Ken holds an undergraduate degree from Weber State University and a graduate degree from Washington State University.

Michael Carter

Michael Carter, Assistant Attorney General/Legal Counsel

Michael Carter serves as the Assistant Attorney General and Legal Counsel to SUU. He was appointed to this position in 1988 after running his own private legal practice for two years in Cedar City. As an employee of the Utah Attorney General's Office, Michael deals with nearly all the legal issues on SUU's campus: policy, risk management, employee and student discipline, real property, state and federal compliance, procurement, contracts, debt collection and litigation. Michael graduated from Southern Utah University with bachelor's degrees in both accounting and business administration. He then attended Brigham Young University where he received his Juris Doctorate law degree. Since then Michael has earned a Master's of Accounting at SUU.

Stephen Allen

Stephen Allen, Interim Vice President for Student Services

Stephen Allen was appointed as interim vice president for student services after acting as SUU’s associate vice president for enrollment management and retention, where he has been since 2003. His duties include oversight of student involvement and leadership, including campus recreation, university housing, student support services, admissions, counseling and psychological services, multicultural and international center, event services, and student judicial affairs. Stephen first became a Thunderbird as an undergraduate and served as student body president. He then worked as assistant director of admissions at the University of Nebraska, where he received his master’s and doctorate degrees in educational administration with an emphasis in student affairs. Stephen is married to Lisa, also an SUU alumna, and has four children.

Stuart Jones

Stuart Jones, Vice President for Advancement

Stuart Jones serves as vice president for advancement and is responsible for the development and alumni relations efforts of the University. He also oversees SUU's Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service, which seeks to engage students in the political process. Stuart currently directs the campus’ most ambitious fundraising effort to date: "The Future is Rising” campaign – a $100 million initiative seeking to increase funding for scholarships and endowments, enrich the student experience at SUU, and enhance campus facilities and amenities. Stuart returned to SUU as the vice president for advancement in 2007, having served in similar positions at two northern California universities. He holds a law degree and Master of Public Administration from the University of Utah, an MBA from Utah State University and a bachelor’s degree from Southern Utah University.

Dean O'Driscoll

Dean O'Driscoll, Vice President for University Relations

Dean O'Driscoll serves as the vice president for university relations and is responsible for a host of communication-based activities at Southern Utah University. Dean's responsibilities include oversight of all marketing and advertising activities, public and media relations, trademark licensing and promotion, publications, photography, the web advisory committee, commencement and various special events and presidential initiatives. Dean's experience in marketing and public relations spans more than 25 years. He spent eight years in a variety of capacities at a dozen radio and television stations as well as various newspapers. He has anchored, reported and produced both sports and news for a number of media outlets. Dean is now beginning his 20th year in higher education public relations. He holds a graduate and undergraduate degree in communication from Southern Utah University.

Dorian Page

Dorian G. Page, Vice President for Finance and Administration

Dorian G. Page serves as the vice president for finance and administration. His oversight of finance includes human resources, controller, procurement, budget and forecasting, internal audit, revenue bonded debt and investments. As to SUU facilities, campus development, repairs and renovation, grounds, custodial, heat plant, utility services, safety and risk management, receiving and fleet services all answer to Dorian. Dorian graduated from Southern Utah State College with a bachelor's degree in accounting in 1970. He later returned to attend Southern Utah University and obtained a Master's of Accounting in 1990. After his schooling, Dorian worked for a regional CPA firm in Idaho and is currently a licensed CPA in Utah. He began his tenure at SUU as the senior accountant. From there, Dorian climbed the ranks as the University’s controller, assistant VP for finance, associate VP for finance and treasurer, until he was finally appointed to his current position in 2008.