Hires & Promotions

Keith Squires named chief safety officer

Squires has been serving as interim chief safety officer since April 2021.


Martell Teasley sits on a red chair with his hands crossed in his lap and a staircase in the background.

Martell Teasley named interim senior vice president for Academic Affairs

Teasley assumed the new role on Jan. 3.


Red Butte Garden selects Derrek Hanson as executive director

Derrek Hanson will become the fifth executive director of Red Butte Garden at the University of Utah, effective Dec. 16, 2021. Hanson has been the garden’s interim executive director for the past seven months, following the resignation of Jimmy Turner earlier this year.


Erin Rothwell named as interim vice president of research

Rothwell will assume her new role on Jan. 3, 2022, filling the position being vacated by Dr. Andrew Weyrich who is departing the U to serve as president of the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation.


Congratulations and thank you to Vice President for Research Andrew Weyrich

After five years in the role of the U’s fifth Vice President for Research, Weyrich has accepted the position of president of the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation.


Child care at the U

Campus child care leaders address some current misconceptions related to on-campus child care options.


Martell Teasley named as associate provost

Teasley will continue his duties as dean of the College of Social Work.


Cristy Meiners named KUER station manager

Former RadioWest EP to center station’s public service mission.


New inaugural associate dean named at the College of Education

Frankie Santos Laanan will lead efforts to create an equitable, diverse and inclusive culture within the college.


Thank you to Bill Warren and UMC leadership transition

Bill Warren is leaving the U after ten years.