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University Presdient
University Presdient

Special reports to the president oversee specific areas of focus.

CEO, Huntsman Cancer Institute
Mary Beckerle
Mary Beckerle
CEO, Huntsman Cancer Institute
Faculty Athletics Representative
Karen Paisley
Karen Paisley
Faculty Athletics Representative
Chief of
Staff
Laura Snow
Laura Snow
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 Affairs
Academic Affairs
Health Sciences
Health Sciences

Vice Presidents

The vice presidents oversee all of the administrative and support functions of the university. 

Chief Financial Officer
Cathy Anderson
Cathy Anderson
Chief Financial Officer
Student Affairs
Lori McDonald
Lori McDonald
Student Affairs
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Mary Ann Villarreal
Mary Ann Villarreal
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Director of Athletics
Mark Harlan
Mark Harlan
Director of Athletics
Government Relations
Jason Perry
Jason Perry
Government Relations
Chief Marketing Officer, Interim
Chris Nelson
Chris Nelson
Chief Marketing Officer, Interim
Chief Human Resources Officer
Jeff Herring
Jeff Herring
Chief Human Resources Officer
Chief Business Strategy Officer
Patti Ross
Patti Ross
Chief Business Strategy Officer
Research
Andy Weyrich
Andy Weyrich
Research
General Counsel
Phyllis Vetter
Phyllis Vetter
General Counsel
Institutional Advancement
Heidi Woodbury
Heidi Woodbury
Institutional Advancement
Chief Safety Officer, Interim
Keith Squires
Keith Squires
Chief Safety Officer, Interim

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.
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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.
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Academic Senate
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.
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Cabinet
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.