October 9, 2018

“Caught Ya!”
Compliments from Colleagues

Homecoming weekend was a success.  Thanks to all of those who prepared so well for the events.  Student Life, Athletics, Advancement, Food Services, Campus Services, and so many others helped to welcome our alumni and community to campus.  Thank you!


Jay Olsen, a faculty member in our Business and Applied Technology Division, was recently recognized as the 2018 National Innovator of the Year by the Rural Community College Alliance.  Jay is doing a lot of good in our agriculture program and has seen significant growth.  Congratulations, Jay!


Fernando Montano recently organized a campus visit for the state’s MLK Commission.  They enjoyed their visit to campus, and we appreciate Fernando’s good work.

** Please tell us of the good things you see happening so we can share with others!

Board of Trustees Meeting Summary

Highlights from the September Board of Trustees meeting include the items listed below. As always, a copy of the full agenda, minutes, and all supporting documentation can be found here:


  • Board members reviewed and approved investment reports, an audit, and an early retirement request
  • Administration gave an enrollment and admissions report and updated the trustees on the college’s Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) plan
  • The capital improvement and development project list was shared, as was the 2019 legislative funding request
  • Reports from the Alumni Association, Student Body President, and President were given

Making Space to Get Fit

We have a nice, new Fitness Center on the Richfield Campus. It is available now for use.


During the Homecoming half-time game, college officials and invited dignitaries broke ground for the new Athletics Center. This space is going to be an awesome addition to the Ephraim Campus. Construction will begin after this football season and be ready for Fall Semester 2019.


Founders’ Day

Snow College has been serving students for 130 years, and we look forward to the future. Our first classes began on November 5, 1888; highlights of our history can be found here. To celebrate this year, we have several activities planned.


  • The Annual Founders Day Concert
    Friday, November 2 at 7:30 pm
  • A college-wide scavenger hunt where you could be the winner of one of our 130 prizes
  • The unveiling of our Snow Promise
  • An employee recognition event for those employees celebrating “milestone years” of service.


During his inauguration, President Carlston nicely tied our history to our current employees. He said, “George Washington noted that, ‘A nation that does not know its past has no future.’ The same can be said of this college. From its humble beginning some 127 years ago, Snow College has experienced many challenges and much success, while showing great resilience. The Spirit of Snow began the day the first class was offered by the college; it was woven into the brick and mortar of the Noyes Building, and that spirit lives on through the dedicated people associated with this institution. It is this guiding force, this spirit, which is exemplified daily through a qualified and caring faculty and staff, high standards and expectations, a dedication toward helping every student succeed, and a willingness to anticipate the future to realize an even greater tomorrow. We celebrate the past, we stand on the shoulders of those who have built and sustained Snow, and we meet the future with vigor and energy. We will do as those in the past have done; we will do it together!”

We thank all of you for what you do and recognize those employees who have completed five, ten, 15, 20, 25, or 30 years of service.


Presidential Search Update

The official position announcement has been posted, and applications should be submitted by November 1, 2018. To stay up-to-date on what is happening, please visit


The Carlstons will share reflections of their time at Snow during Convocation on November 8.  They think they are “going to sneak out the back door” when they leave, and many of us are trying to change their minds.  Their remarks on November 8 will be one of the few “farewell” events we hold.  Please come and join us at 12:30 in the Eccles Center that day.

Employee Pictures

It is helpful for the college to have a current, professional picture of all employees.  Our Marketing Department has agreed to make this happen.  We just need you to show up and smile.  Please stop by on one of the following days/times:

October 16 and 17
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Room 106 (Photo Studio) in the Humanities Building

October 24 and 25
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Room 147B in the Administration Building

Conversation with the President

It’s time for another “Conversation with the President,” and we invite all employees to attend one of the gatherings.


Tuesday, October 23, from 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Sorensen Administration Building


Wednesday, October 24, from 12:30 – 1:30 pm or 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Noyes Building

No Parking, Please

Because it’s becoming a little bit of a challenge, here’s a friendly reminder:


In the near future Campus Safety will be asked to ticket vehicles that are parked on sidewalks and other unauthorized spots.

Share Our Story

Most of us know what a great place Snow College is, and we need your help in letting others know about our unique role in Utah’s system of higher education. Please connect with the college on social media, and share information posted there. We would also appreciate hearing of your successes and your students’ post-Snow successes. You can send a quick message to, Heidi, or Marci to share your good news, and we will do the necessary follow-up. Also, tune into Table Talk on KMTI the first Wednesday of every month for a Snow College highlight.


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