Search Process

Under state law, the Board of Regents is charged with appointing new presidents for Utah’s public colleges and universities. The search for a new president can take 8-12 months to complete. The commissioner of higher education will create a comprehensive and active recruiting plan to ensure a strong, diverse pool of potential candidates. The process is as follows:

  1. The Board of Regents names a search committee, which is comprised of regents, trustees and institutional stakeholders, including faculty, staff, students, administration, alumni and community members. The committee is co-chaired by a regent and the chair of the Board of Trustees.
  2. The search committee convenes public constituent meetings to gather feedback from the community.
  3. The search committee then approves a position announcement and calls for nominations and applications, seeking to recruit qualified applicants nationally and internationally.
  4. The search committee screens candidate applications and conducts interviews.
  5. The search committee deliberates and forwards a list of three to five recommended finalists to the Board of Regents. Two-thirds of the search committee must be in agreement about forwarding a finalist’s name.
  6. The names of finalists are announced publicly.
  7. Finalists meet with campus constituent groups, including faculty, staff, students and trustees. Input from the constituent group meetings is shared with the Board of Regents.
  8. The Board of Regents and the chair and vice chair of the Board of Trustees interview the finalists.
  9. In a public meeting, the Board of Regents vote and select the new president.

Status

January 11, 2019: The Utah Board of Regents has unanimously selected Bradley J. Cook as the seventeenth president of Snow College.

January 10, 2019: The Presidential finalists were on the Snow College Ephraim campus on Thursday, January 10, 2019, to meet with groups representing faculty, staff, students, trustees, and administration. Each finalist participated in a public meeting the afternoon of January 10, where attendees from the Snow College community and the general public had the opportunity to ask questions of the candidates. 

January 4, 2019: The Snow College Presidential Search Committee has recommended four finalists to the State Board of Regents for the position of Snow College President: Bradley J. Cook, Steven J. Hood, Val L. Peterson, and Courtney R. White. The finalists will be on the Snow College Ephraim campus on Thursday, January 10, 2019, to meet with groups representing faculty, staff, students, trustees, and administration. Each finalist will participate in a public meeting the afternoon of January 10, where attendees from the Snow College community and the general public had the opportunity to ask questions of the candidates.

September 12, 2018: Public Constituent Group Meetings were held on the Ephraim and Richfield campuses to gather input from members of the campus community and the general public about what the search committee should look for in a future president.

September 5, 2018: Public Constituent Group Meetings were announced by the Commissioner's Office of the Utah System of Higher Education. These meetings will take place on September 12 at:

June 21, 2018: Snow College presidential search committee named by the Board of Regents.

May 21, 2018: President Gary L. Carlston announced he will step down as Snow College President.