Sunday, April 20, 2014

Longtime teacher, BYU instructor appointed interim president of Snow College

By McKenzie Romero, Deseret News

Published: Thu, Dec. 5 6:05 p.m. MST

 Southwest corner of Snow College campus in Ephraim.

Southwest corner of Snow College campus in Ephraim.

(Courtesy of Greg Hill )

SALT LAKE CITY — As outgoing Snow College President Scott Wyatt takes the helm at Southern Utah University, the state Board of Regents has called on a longtime educator to serve as the interim leader at the Ephraim college.

Gary L. Carlston, a faculty member at BYU's Center for Improvement of Teacher Education and Schooling, will begin work as Snow College's interim president on Jan. 8, the regents announced Thursday. He is expected to serve for a year or more during the search for a new president.

Carlston grew up in Sanpete County and studied at Snow College and Utah State University, earning bachelor's and master's degrees in education. He later received a doctorate in educational administration at BYU.

An education policy adviser for the state's Prosperity 2020 efforts, Carlston's extensive education experience has included work as a junior high teacher, a school principal and superintendent for the Logan City School District.

In higher education, Carlston was named a tenured professor and later associate dean in the College of Education at USU. He also served as former Gov. Mike Leavitt’s deputy for education.

Wyatt, Snow College's 15th president, was selected to lead SUU last month.

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1. BigAlvin
Dec. 5, 2013

He's a gem. Snow College and the community are fortunate to have him and his wife serve.

2. Strider303
Salt Lake City, UT,
Dec. 6, 2013

I realize the custom is to search "Nation-wide" for a new president for any organization, but it would be nice to hire locally in these matters now and then. SUU seemed to shop in a local market.

Surely there are competent, even outstanding executives within the inter-mountain west or even Utah who can meet the criteria for a new president without the cost of national search and the ensuing dog and pony show that goes with it.

Just sayin'