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Gordon Slack to be Honored on Founders' Day

March 19, 2007
Category: Special Events


During the annual, 2007 Founders' Day celebration, three service awards will be presented to important and active members in the Cedar City community.

The event will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2007 in the Great Hall, on the Southern Utah University campus, and one of this years Distinguished Service Award recipients is F. Gordon Slack.

Slack was born and raised in Cedar City, UT and graduated from Southern Utah State College (currently SUU) in 1966. Upon graduating he took a job on the SUU campus as assistant treasurer. He held this position until 1971, when he then became the business manager for the university. Finally, after ten years as the business manager, he became the director of plant operations. He stayed in this position until 2002 when he retired after serving the university for 43 years.

Slack has been part of several organizations throughout Cedar City. Some of these activities include: being a manager of little league baseball, an eagle scout, and being a member of the Cedar City Council for eight years. He was also a volunteer at the fire department for 25 years.

This year’s Founder’s Day award will not be the first award Slack has receive. In 1968, just two years after graduating college, he received the Distinguished Service Award; the award is given to an outstanding young man in the community.

Slack is a great model for the members of the community and the university. He will be recognized for making a difference in the community as well as the university.

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