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, 2019 to June 30, 2020

President  Sue Dintelman CEO, Pleiades Software Development, Inc
VP Finance/Treasurer Christine Klein Retired Research Scientist
VP, Membership Ruth Novak Former VP and General Manager of Hercules Utah (now ATK)
VP, Events    
VP, Communications/Secretary Janene Muller Director of Projects, Albany International
VP, Scholar Outreach Anne Erickson Former Academic VP of Salt Lake Community College
Board-Members-at-Large Cecelia (CeCe) Foxley Former Utah Commissioner of Higher Education, Utah Chapter Founding President
  Kathie Miller 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."

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.”

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.”