Hires & Promotions

U’s second chief safety officer sworn in

Keith Squires was sworn in by Utah’s Commissioner of Public Safety Jess L. Anderson with President Taylor Randall as witness.


New chair in the Division of Multi-Disciplinary Design

Nicole Porter, Ph.D., has been named chair of the University of Utah’s Division of Multi-Disciplinary Design in the College of Architecture and Planning, effective Aug. 1, 2022. Porter will oversee education, curriculum development, research, programs and recruitment in the division. She was appointed after an extensive, international search that began last year and included virtual public presentations and student meetings.


New website highlights search for senior vice president for academic affairs/provost

A national search is underway for a new senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. A new website provides information about the timeline for the search, a detailed job description, process for applying and members of the search committee. The search committee is being chaired by Phyllis Vetter, university vice president and general counsel, and Stuart Culver, dean of the College of Humanities. Application materials are due by July 22, 2022.


U chief innovation and economic engagement officer elevated to cabinet-level position

Keith Marmer’s newly expanded role will focus campus-wide efforts on moving research to market more quickly.


aerial view of University of Utah campus

New leaders bring fresh expertise to Global U

The roles are critical for the campus as it strives to meet this moment of engaging globally in a pandemic-impacted world.


University of Utah hires inaugural Athletics Department EDI director

Former professional player and U Football student-athlete Keith Embray joins EDI leadership.


Dean of David Eccles School of Business announced

Rachel Hayes, Ph.D., has accepted an offer to serve as dean for a two-year term.


Dean of libraries to retire

During her time at the U, Alberta Comer has initiated impactful changes that have rippled across campus.


New dean of College of Social and Behavioral Science named

Dr. Michelle M. Camacho will assume her new role on July 1, 2022.


Dream Center interim director named

Raquel Cetz Tamayo is now the interim director of the Dream Center.