The Utah State Board of Regents selected Snow College's President Scott Wyatt to move to Southern Utah University as president on Friday.
At Wyatt's first press conference, reporters questioned Wyatt about his number one priority, on the first day of his new assignment. Wyatt in turn offered a one-word response.
"Listen," he said. "I need to meet all the members of the community and the university and the faculty and the staff and the students. My number one priority over the next weeks and months is going to be to listen."
Wyatt was an instructor for Utah State University and Bridgerland Applied Technology College in Logan, as well as a counselor for the student legal services at USU.
Wyatt was the Cache County attorney from 1995 to 2002 and a partner in the law firm Barrett, Daines & Wyatt from 1990 to 1995.
He is a nationally recognized expert in the areas of domestic violence and sexual abuse. Wyatt serves as a member of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Department of Justice National Advisory Committee on Domestic Violence and is the vice chair of the Bear River Mental Health Board of Directors.
Wyatt is an instructor for the National Institute for the Prosecution of Sexual Violence and a former instructor for the Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative.
He earned a J.D. from the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and economics from USU.
Dixie State University has also begun efforts to its new president, and with the appointment of Wyatt, Snow College will be doing likewise.
Background information taken from Snow College's website.