Hires & Promotions

New Dean of Students

Jason Ramirez has been appointed associate vice president and dean of students. He will assume his role Sept. 23.


Permanent CISO named

After serving as interim since July, Corey Roach has been named the U’s permanent chief information security officer effective Oct. 1.


Leading the conversation on access, diversity and excellence

Mary Ann Villarreal, the U’s VP for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, has been selected to serve on the APLU’s Commission on Access, Diversity and Excellence for the next three years.


James Gagnon named as Mario Capecchi Endowed Chair

The prestigious three-year faculty appointment will allow Gagnon to continue his work using gene-editing technology with zebrafish to study vertebrate lineage and cell fate choice, cell signaling and genome engineering. 


Mike Kirby to lead Utah Informatics Initiative

Kirby will work with Senior Vice President Dan Reed and other campus leaders to develop short- and long-term goals for the U’s interdisciplinary informatics initiatives, strategies for achieving these goals and for measuring progress.


New coordinator of mental performance

Clint Norseth’s addition to Athletics expands the mental health and performance services for student-athletes to three full-time staff members.


Bennion Center development director

Eva Jansson has joined the Lowell Bennion Community Service Center as development director and will be responsible for managing and growing the center’s donor base, as well as helping to guide marketing efforts.


Interim chief information security officer named

UIT is pleased to announce that Corey Roach has been named Interim Chief Information Security Officer effective Friday, July 12, 2019.


New associate vice president for faculty

U professor Sarah Projansky has accepted an offer to serve as an associate vice president.


An attitude of possibility

University Neighborhood Partners says farewell to a pivotal team member.