Snow College President Gary Carlston announces retirement

Earlier this week, Snow College announced the retirement of President Gary L. Carlston, and his wife, Janet, who have led the two-year residential college since January 8, 2014.  Their connection to the college dates back to the 1960s, when they both attended as students.

In a prepared statement, the Carlstons continued a message of appreciation, which has been a hallmark of their administration:  “We love Snow College. It has been both an honor and a privilege for us to be here and to observe firsthand the teaching and care for our students from faculty and staff.  Because of the work and support of so many, including key legislators, regents, trustees, faculty, staff, our leadership team, and other stakeholders the college has seen success.  We have proudly told the Snow College story, and we will miss our colleagues, the students, and this wonderful college.”

Dave Buhler, Commissioner of Higher Education, said, “President Carlston has been a warm and thoughtful leader of Snow College, always focused on the success of his students and heavily involved in the communities served by the College. He was instrumental in securing funding for the Robert M. and Joyce S. Graham Science Center in Ephraim and working to improve facilities at the Richfield campus. We congratulate President Carlston on his retirement and wish him the best in this next chapter. The Board of Regents will assemble a Snow College presidential search committee in the coming months to begin the search for the 17th president of the College. We appreciate that Dr. Carlston will stay on as president of Snow College until the search has concluded.”

The Board of Regents will appoint a search committee and conduct a nationwide search to select the 17th president of the college. President Carlston will remain in office until a successor is hired, which is anticipated to be in early-2019.

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