Bailey Bowthorpe, SUU student, appointed as 2015-16 Student Regent

Bowthorpe BaileyGovernor Gary Herbert appointed Bailey Bowthorpe as the 2015-16 Student Regent. She is a student at Southern Utah University (SUU) pursuing her Masters of Public Administration. Ms. Bowthorpe was selected from among three finalists submitted to the Governor by the Utah Student Association. She will serve one year as a voting member of the Board of Regents.

Bailey earned her Bachelor’s in Communication from SUU and has extensive experience representing students at SUU.  This past year she served as the Student Association Vice President of Academics. She served as a Presidential Ambassador, on the SUU Dean’s Council, on the Executive Retention Team, and the Program and Course Fee Committee. She participated in the Utah Intercollegiate Legislature in March 2015. While pursuing her Masters she she also manages the public relations, branding and marketing for the Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service at SUU.

The Student Regent plays an important role to the Board in representing the student voice in the Utah System of Higher Education.  The Student Regent works with the Utah Student Association whose leadership is comprised of the Student Body Presidents of Utah colleges and universities. Ms. Bowthorpe is the 38th Student Regent since the student position on the Board of Regents was first established in 1977. She joins a distinguished group of student leaders including SUU’s current President, Scott Wyatt who served 1986-87. The last time a female was appointed was 2007-08, and the last time a student from SUU served as Student Regent was in 2009-10.

Student Regents of the Utah State Board of Regents (1977-2016)

2016-2017Ty B. AllerUtah State University
2015-2016Bailey L. BowthorpeSouthern Utah University
2014-2015Brady L. HarrisWeber State University
2012-2014Erik MikkelsenUtah State University
2011-2013Thomas D. LeavittDixie State College
2010-2012David E. SmithUtah Valley University
2009-2010Jeffrey KinselSouthern Utah University
2008-2009Basim MotiwalaUniversity of Utah
2007-2008Amy EnghUtah Valley State College
2006-2007Ali HasnainUniversity of Utah
2005-2006Gaby Bradford KingerySalt Lake Community College/University of Utah*
2004-2005Trent KempSalt Lake Community College/Utah State University*
2003-2004William (Billy) EdwardsUniversity of Utah
2002-2003Khay DouangdaraUtah Valley State College
2001-2002John B. Norman, Jr.University of Utah College of Law
2000-2001Robert W. PetersonUtah State University
1999-2000Brian D. BrownWeber State University
1998-1999Robert K. ReynardSouthern Utah University
1997-1998Andrew CroshawUtah State University
1996-1997W. Brett GrahamUniversity of Utah
1995-1996Stacee YardleySouthern Utah University
1994-1995Andrea Udy OpfarSalt Lake Community College/University of Utah*
1993-1994Mark D. FisherSalt Lake Community College/Southern Utah University*
1992-1993Larry D. CoxSnow College/Utah State University*
1991-1992Douglas S. PetersonWeber State University
1990-1991Jon E. JordanSalt Lake Community College/University of Utah*
1989-1990Stephanie Jensen JorgensenWeber State University
1988-1989Jacqueline MorganUniversity of Utah
1987-1988George R. MarshalUtah Valley State College/University of Utah*
1986-1987Scott L. WyattUtah State University
1985-1986Kenneth L. HarveySouthern Utah State College
1984-1985G. Bradley HowellWeber State University
1983-1984Mont WrightUtah State University
1982-1983Richard S. SouthwickWeber State University
1981-1982Holly SloanUniversity of Utah
1980-1981D. Bryan SteeleWeber State University
1979-1980Cyndi WoodburySouthern Utah State College
1978-1979Timothy R. ZophUniversity of Utah
1977-1978Paul A. WattersonUtah State University
*Institutions to which students transferred after completing their community college academic program


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