March 24, 2011
Governor Herbert Appoints New Member to State Board of Regents
SALT LAKE CITY – Governor Gary R. Herbert has named former Snow College Alumni President and Trustee Mark Stoddard as the newest member of the State Board of Regents to fill the remainder of the term left vacant by former Regent Rosanita Cespedes. The state Senate confirmed Stoddard on February 22 who will take his oath of office on Friday at the State Board of Regents meeting at Dixie College.
“Mark’s extensive background in business, administration, and management, paired with his knowledge and passion for higher education, make him a good fit for the State Board of Regents.” said Governor Herbert. “Mark’s work on behalf of Snow College has made him a well-respected figure in the higher education community, and now I look forward to his contribution to all of our state’s institutions of higher education.” Regent Chair David Jordan also noted, “For years, Mark has given his time and expertise to Snow College and I am confident that his input to the Board of Regents will prove invaluable.”
Stoddard is currently the President and CEO of Central Valley Medical Center in Nephi, Utah and is Chairman of the Rural Health Group, Chairman of the Rural Health Foundation and President of Rural Health Management Corporation.
Stoddard graduated from Snow College in 1978 with an Associate of Science degree in Business Management, followed by a Bachelor of Science from Utah State University and a Master of Business Administration from Brigham Young University. Since then, Stoddard has had a desire to give back to the institution that gave him so much. In 1988, Stoddard became the Snow College Alumni President, a post he held until 1992. He served on the Snow College Board of Trustees from 1989-2001, and has been the Snow College Foundation Chairman since 2002.
About The Utah System of Higher Education: USHE includes all of Utah’s eight public colleges and universities: The University of Utah, Utah State University, Weber State University, Southern Utah University, Snow College, Dixie State College, Utah Valley University and Salt Lake Community College. For more information on the Utah System of Higher Education, visit our website at http://www.higheredutah.org.
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