Dr. Gary L. Carlston
Dr. Gary L. Carlston is the Interim President of Snow College, effective January 8, 2014. Dr. Carlston will take the place of outgoing Snow president Scott Wyatt, who has accepted a position as president of Southern Utah University. Dr. Carlston, who currently works in the Center for Improvement of Teacher Education at Brigham Young University, will serve for a year or more until a new president takes office.
Originally from Fairview in Sanpete County, Dr. Carlston graduated from Snow College with an associate degree, and from Utah State University with bachelors and masters of education degrees. He earned a doctorate in Educational Administration at Brigham Young University. In addition to his current role at BYU, Carlston has been a junior high school teacher, a school principal, district curriculum director, and was superintendent of the Logan City School District. Carlston was a tenured faculty member at Utah State University, associate dean in the College of Education, and interim department head of secondary education at USU. He has also been deputy state superintendent and served as Governor Mike Leavitt’s Deputy for Education. Dr. Carlston served for twelve years on the Snow College Institutional Council/Board of Trustees and was its chair for ten years. He currently serves as an education policy advisor for Prosperity 2020.