by the following organizations.
President and Special Reports
The president is the organization’s chief executive officer.
Special reports to the president oversee specific areas of focus.
CEO, Huntsman Cancer Institute
Faculty Athletics Representative
Special Assistant to the President and NCAA Faculty Representative
Chief of Staff
Senior Vice Presidents
The senior vice presidents report to the president and oversee
the academic and health care missions of the organization.
Academic Campus Deans
College of Architecture + Planning – Keith Diaz Moore
David Eccles School of Business – Rachel Hayes (interim)
School for Cultural & Social Transformation – Kathryn Bond Stockton
College of Education – Nancy Songer
College of Engineering – Richard B. Brown
College of Fine Arts – John W. Scheib
Online & Continuing Education – Deborah Keyek-Franssen
Honors College – Sylvia Torti
College of Humanities – Stuart K. Culver
S.J. Quinney College of Law – Elizabeth Kronk Warner
Marriott Library – Alberta Comer
College of Mines & Earth Sciences – Darryl Butt
College of Science – Peter Trapa
College of Social & Behavioral Science – Cynthia Berg
College of Social Work – Martell Teasley
Graduate School – David Kieda
Office of Undergraduate Studies – Martha Bradley
Medical Campus Deans
School of Dentistry – Wyatt Rory Hume
College of Health – David Perrin (dual report to the SVPAA)
School of Medicine – Michael Good
College of Nursing – Marla De Jong (dual report to the SVPAA)
College of Pharmacy – Randall Peterson (dual report to the SVPAA)
Eccles Health Sciences Library – Catherine Soehner (dual report to the Dean of Libraries)
The vice presidents oversee all of the administrative and support functions of the university.
Chief Financial Officer
*Internal Audit reports administratively to the CFO and functionally to the President and Board of Trustees Audit Committee
University Governing Bodies
Board of Trustees
The university's Board of Trustees is comprised of 10 people, eight of whom are appointed by the governor with the consent of the Utah State Senate. The president of the University of Utah Alumni Association serves as a member, as does the president of the Associated Students of the University of Utah (ASUU). Appointed members to the board serve four-year terms. The board is responsible for overseeing the effective and efficient administration and operation of the university. The board is responsible for approving all university policies and the university's annual budget.
Board of Regents
The Board of Regents is the governing body for the Utah System of Higher Education. The board's major responsibilities include selecting and evaluating institutional presidents, setting policy, reviewing programs and degrees, approving institutional missions, and submitting a unified higher education budget request to the governor and state legislature. The board is comprised of 17 Utah citizens, all appointed by the governor.
The academic senate is comprised of elected members of the university's faculty and is considered integral to the shared governance of the university. The senate acts for the faculty in all matters of educational policy, including requirements for admissions, degrees, diplomas, certificates, and curricular matters involving relations between colleges or departments. It also participates and provides input on decisions relating to the general academic operations of the university including budget decisions and administrative appointments.
The cabinet meets weekly and is comprised of senior university leaders who provide advice and counsel to the president. Membership on the cabinet is at the discretion of the president.
President's Leadership Council
The PLC is comprised of leaders from across campus who meet quarterly for the purpose of information sharing, creative problem solving and aligning the entire organization to a shared mission and vision.