Sarah B. George named campus chief advancement officer


Heidi Woodbury, vice president for institutional advancement at the University of Utah, is pleased to announce that Sarah B. George will join her office as campus chief advancement officer. George is currently the executive director of the Natural History Museum of Utah.

“We are delighted to have Sarah join the university’s advancement team in a senior leadership position. For the past year, Sarah has spent a portion of her time working with deans and directors on campus to develop successful fundraising strategies. She is a highly respected and valued leader at the University of Utah. Her strong knowledge of our campus and community combined with her leadership and fundraising skills makes her the perfect candidate for this position,” said Woodbury.

George will continue serving as executive director of the museum while the U conducts a national search for her replacement. Alberta Comer, dean and director of the university’s J. Willard Marriott Library, and Karen Hale, Salt Lake County’s deputy mayor of community and external affairs, will lead the search.

“It has been such an honor to lead the team that envisioned and created the Natural History Museum of Utah’s new home, the Rio Tinto Center,” said George. “Together we have crafted an exciting future for the museum focusing on our expanding and important research in sustaining biodiversity, our commitment to provide the best possible science education statewide and our ongoing testing and development of engaging exhibits and programs.”

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