The University of Utah President Ruth Watkins announced on May 1, 2019, that Dr. Lori K. McDonald has been named vice president for student affairs. McDonald, who is currently associate vice president and dean of students at the U, will assume her new position on July 1, 2019. She
succeeds Barb Snyder, who is retiring in June after serving as vice president for student affairs for 20 years.
“Lori has earned the trust and respect of the U community through creative, skillful leadership and through her capacity to build vibrant partnerships with virtually every major office and academic unit on our campus,” Watkins said. “She is widely recognized for innovative approaches to enhancing the student experience, supporting all aspects of student life and promoting education and training in critical areas for students, staff and faculty, including diversity and inclusion.”
Keeling & Associates, LLC was pleased to work with the University on this important search focusing on student affairs leadership for the future.