BOARD OF REGENTS NAME
WHEELER AS THE INTERIM
PRESIDENT OF SNOW COLLEGE


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Amanda Covington, (801) 321-7110
December 8, 2006

SALT LAKE CITY- The State Board of Regents, Friday, selected Richard W. Wheeler as the interim president of Snow College. Wheeler will assume his duties on Jan. 1 when current President Michael T. Benson leaves to become the 15th president of Southern Utah University. In January, the Regents will announce the search committee and their plans for selecting a new president of Snow College.

“I am confident Rick will ensure there is a smooth transition at Snow College,” said Board of Regents Chair Jed Pitcher. “The college plays a critical role in meeting the higher education needs of central Utah. Rick is a capable leader who will maintain and improve Snow’s progress.”

Wheeler is currently Snow College’s vice president for College Affairs and Advancement. He also serves in the Utah State Legislature as a representative for House District 68.

Temporary adjustments will be made in several administrative assignments to ensure that all college functions are adequately managed, particularly during the legislative session.

Wheeler has a master’s degree in organizational/interpersonal communication and a bachelor’s degree in speech communication and rhetoric from Brigham Young University. He earned an associate’s degree from Snow College.

He and his wife, Linda, have six children and two grandchildren.

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