Officers & Directors


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

President Janene MullerDirector of Projects, Albany International
VP Finance/TreasurerChristine KleinRetired Research Scientist
VP, MembershipRuth NovakFormer VP and General Manager of Hercules Utah (now ATK)
VP, Events  
VP, Communications/SecretarySue DintelmanCEO, Pleiades Software Development, Inc.
VP, Scholar OutreachAnne EricksonFormer Academic VP of Salt Lake Community College
Board-Members-at-LargeCecelia (CeCe) FoxleyFormer Utah Commissioner of Higher Education, Utah Chapter Founding President
 Kathie MillerTrustee - The Mark & Kathie Miller Foundation
 Margaret Niver McGannShareholder, Parsons Behle & Latimer Law Firm





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.”

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.”

Joshua Sewell, Dr. Stacy K. Firth Award 2010

“I am grateful to the ARCS program for the motivation that it has given me to achieve my goals.  I have always been a motivated person in all that I do, but being an ARCS scholar has made me strive harder, and study harder to achieve my goals. I believe that the advancement of science and engineering in our country is so important ,and I hope to make contributions to that advancement in the future.”