|Thursday, March 27th, 2008
The State Board of Regents, Thursday, named Dr. Stephen D.
Nadauld, former president of Weber State University, as interim president of
Dixie State College (DSC), which is located in St. George, Utah. Dr.
Nadauld is currently a professor of finance for the Marriott Graduate School
of Management at Brigham Young University (BYU). He plans to assume his
duties March 28. The Board named Dr. Nadauld following President Lee G.
"We appreciate President Caldwell's dedicated service as
president, and before that as vice president, and wish him well." said Board
of Regents Chair Jed H. Pitcher. "The Board is pleased Dr. Nadauld, who
brings much experience and stature to the position, has accepted this
assignment and is willing to begin immediately. He will carry forward
discussions with the University of Utah regarding potential partnerships and
an alliance, and will continue to lead the institution as it contributes to
workforce and economic development in Washington County and this state."
In accepting this appointment Dr. Nadauld said, "We are very
excited to be involved again with higher education in the State of Utah. We
look forward to getting acquainted with the wonderful students, outstanding
faculty and dedicated staff that we know are part of Dixie State College.
Dixie State has a wonderfully supportive community and a very bright future.
We appreciate the opportunity to be helpful in the continued planning and
realization of that future and thank the Regents for their expression of
confidence that accompanies this appointment."
Dr. Nadauld served as the president of WSU from 1985 to 1990. He
has also held several positions at BYU's Marriott Graduate School of
Management, including director of the Master of Business Administration
Program from 1980-1983 and assistant and associate professor of finance from
1976-1983. Dr. Nadauld was an instructor of finance at both the University
of California at Berkeley and the University of Utah.
He has earned numerous awards and honors: Outstanding Finance Professor
(BYU, 2002); Outstanding Teacher of the Year (School of Business, University
of California at Berkeley, 1976); Honorary Doctorate Degree (WSU, 1991); and
Silver Beaver Award (Boy Scouts of America, 1992).
Dr. Nadauld is a current board member for the Deseret Book
Corporation (2007-present), the O.C. Tanner Corporation (1990-present), and
the Utah Higher Education Assistance Authority (1991-2003, 2006-present).
He has dedicated several years of service to The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints, including serving as the president of the Geneva
Switzerland Mission (2003-2006) and serving as a member of the Second Quorum
of the Seventy (1991-1996).
Dr. Nadauld earned a doctorate from the University of California at
Berkeley, a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School,
and a bachelor's degree in chemistry, with minors in math, physics and
French, from BYU. He also attended the University of Idaho and Ricks
He and his wife, Margaret Dyreng Nadauld, have seven sons and 21
grandchildren. Mrs. Nadauld served as the Young Women General President for
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1997 to 2002.
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