An elected Board of Directors oversees all phases of ARCS® Foundation Utah. At regularly scheduled board meetings, the work and progress of the committees are discussed. Officers of the Utah Chapter Board include president, immediate past president, president-elect, VP Finance, VP Membership, VP Programs, VP Development, VP Communications/Secretary, VP Data Administrator and three members-at-large.
Committees and/or board positions to be formed include Development, Membership, Newsletter Editor, Program, Scholar Awards Luncheon, University Relations and Website Manager.
The fiscal year is July 1–June 30. The Utah Chapter usually plans six to eight events per year, with the October event being the annual Scholar Awards Luncheon.
Officers and Board of Directors - July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021
Director of Projects, Albany International
Retired Research Scientist
Former VP and General Manager of Hercules Utah (now ATK)
CEO, Pleiades Software Development, Inc.
VP, Scholar Outreach
Former Academic VP of Salt Lake Community College
Cecelia (CeCe) Foxley
Former Utah Commissioner of Higher Education, Utah Chapter Founding President
Trustee - The Mark & Kathie Miller Foundation
Margaret Niver McGann
Shareholder, Parsons Behle & Latimer Law Firm
Shannon Hanson, Scholar Award 2010
“Being an ARCS scholar allowed me to choose my own project instead of taking on whatever project had funding, so I chose to continue working towards creating a more sustainable concrete infrastructure."
Nicholas Nolta, James Lee Sorenson Award 2010
“The ARCS scholarship helped me in three major ways. First, it has removed from me a major stressor for a lot of graduate students: money. Second, for lack of a better word, the ARCS scholarship has flattered me. It is a subtle psychological thing, but it has definitely changed the expectations I have for myself. Finally, connecting with you, Dr. Foxley, has been extremely helpful…having another person in my life who cares and understands how I’m doing, which have all made my first year even more successful.”
Dr. Siam Oottamasathien, Scholar Alum
“ARCS was truly significant to me because it was a strong catalyst for pursuing my basis science interests. The money and recognition was a tremendous stepping-stone. I am committed to basic science research as part of my future.”