About the Board


The Utah System of Technical Colleges consists of eight Technical Colleges governed by a Board of Trustees who represent businesses, industry, trades and apprenticeships from every region of the state.  The work of the Trustees is overseen by Utah's Commissioner of Technical Education.

Trustees are appointed by the Governor, confirmed by the Utah State Senate and serve four year terms.

Board meetings are held at least quarterly and are open to the public.

Board of Trustees Responsibilities

Board of Trustees


Jim Evans
Jim Evans
Chairman of the Board
Xactware Solutions Inc. - Chief Operating Officer
Representing: Mountainland Technical College
Term ends: Jun 2019
Steven R. Moore
Steven R. Moore
Vice-Chairman of the Board
Barnes Aerospace (Retired) - Division Manager
Representing: Ogden-Weber Technical College
Term ends: Jun 2021
Aaron Osmond
Aaron Osmond
Certiport - Vice President and General Manager
Representing: Industry (Information Technology)
Term ends: Jun 2021
Biography
Brad Tanner
Brad Tanner
Triple "T" Heating, Inc. - President
Representing: Non-Union Trade, Craft or Apprenticeships
Term ends: Jun 2021
Brecken Cox
Brecken Cox
Parke-Cox Trucking - Chief Operating Officer
Representing: Industry (Transportation)
Term ends: Jun 2019
Biography
Brian C. Florang
Brian C. Florang
LiquaDry, Inc. -
Representing: Snow College
Term ends: Jun 2019
Catherine Carter
Catherine Carter
Mountain West Medical Center - Family Nurse Practitioner
Representing: Industry (Healthcare)
Term ends: Jun 2021
Biography
Charles Hansen
Charles Hansen
Detroit Remanufacturing LLC, West - HR Manager
Representing: Tooele Technical College
Term ends: Jun 2021
Chuck Taylor
Chuck Taylor
SyberJet - Chief Executive Officer
Representing: Southwest Technical College
Term ends: Jun 2019
Dr. Scott L. Theurer, DMD
Dr. Scott L. Theurer, DMD
Logan Smiles - Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry
Representing: Bridgerland Technical College
Term ends: Jun 2021
Michael E. Jensen
Michael E. Jensen
Davis Hospital and Medical Center - Chief Executive Officer
Representing: Davis Technical College
Term ends: Jun 2021
Mike Angus
Mike Angus
EnerVest Operating, LLC -
Representing: Uintah Basin Technical College
Term ends: Jun 2019
Stephen W. Wade
Stephen W. Wade
Wade Automotive Group - President
Representing: Dixie Technical College
Term ends: Jun 2019
Biography
Susan Johnson
Susan Johnson
Futura Industries - President
Representing: Industry (Manufacturing)
Term ends: Jun 2021
Biography
Jim Evans
Jim Evans
Chairman of the Board
Xactware Solutions Inc. - Chief Operating Officer
Representing: Mountainland Technical College
Term ends: June 2019
Steven R. Moore
Steven R. Moore
Vice-Chairman of the Board
Barnes Aerospace (Retired) - Division Manager
Representing: Ogden-Weber Technical College
Term ends: June 2021
Aaron Osmond
Aaron Osmond
Certiport - Vice President and General Manager
Representing: Industry (Information Technology)
Term ends: June 2021

Aaron Osmond was born and raised in Provo, Utah. He is oldest grandchild of the famous Osmond Family of Utah. He served a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Rome, Italy and received a B.S. in Business management from the University of Phoenix. He and his wife Nancy are the proud parents of 5 children and live in South Jordan, Utah.

Aaron is currently serving as the Vice President and General Manager of the Certiport division of Pearson VUE where he leads the company’s global IT certification product offering for college and career entrants. Aaron has worked at Certiport since March of 2012. His responsibilities include leadership of the $70 million global business with 187 employees and 80+ strategic partners in over 50 countries around the world.

From 1991 until 2007, Aaron served in key leadership roles in the IT Education industry such as Director of Product Management, Director of Product Development, and Vice President of Training Services at companies such as WordPerfect, Novell, and Microsoft. In 2007 Aaron was recruited to the role of CEO of Wealth Rock, a large financial education company based in Utah where he served until 2012 when he was recruited to join Certiport.

From March 2011 until December 2015, Aaron served as a Utah State Senator representing District 10 (South Jordan, Herriman, and West Jordan). He served on the Public Education Appropriations Committees, the Higher Education Appropriations Committee, and served as Chair of the Public Education Standing Committee and then as chair of the Economic Development & Workforce Committee during his term.

Aaron is a passionate advocate of technical education for students in the public education and higher education systems of the state of Utah and around the world.

Brad Tanner
Brad Tanner
Triple "T" Heating, Inc. - President
Representing: Non-Union Trade, Craft or Apprenticeships
Term ends: June 2021
Brecken Cox
Brecken Cox
Parke-Cox Trucking - Chief Operating Officer
Representing: Industry (Transportation)
Term ends: June 2019
  • Education
    Utah Valley University
    Bachelor of Science – 2007
    Major: Aviation Science
    Major: Business Management
    GPA: 3.87
    Dixie State College
    Associate of Science – 2001
    Major: General Education
    GPA: 3.4
  • Experience
    Parke Cox Trucking
    Chief Operations Officer - 11/2013 to Present
    Oversee Business Development, the Leadership of 120 employees, and DOT compliance
    Active in Southern Utah Trucking Association
    Kiewit
    Corporate Pilot – 5/2008 to 11/2013
    Captain with type ratings in the Beechcraft-300 and Lear-45 series
  • Certificates
    Federal Aviation Administration
    Airline Transport Pilot, Multi-engine, Commercial Pilot, Float Plane, Instrument Pilot, Private Pilot
  • Special Training
    FlightSafety International
    High Altitude, Reduced Vertical Separation Minimums, HAZMAT, Onboard Weather Radar, CFIT, EGPWS/TAWS, TCAS, Cold Weather Operations, Elite Proficiency Award Recipient.
Brian C. Florang
Brian C. Florang
LiquaDry, Inc. -
Representing: Snow College
Term ends: June 2019
Catherine Carter
Catherine Carter
Mountain West Medical Center - Family Nurse Practitioner
Representing: Industry (Healthcare)
Term ends: June 2021
  • Work history:
    Family Nurse Practitioner 3/2011 – current
    MWMC, Tooele 1/2016 - current
    VAMC, SLC 11/2011 – 1/2016
    Registered Nurse 1988 – 2011
    US Army, Dugway Proving Ground 1990 - 2011
    St. Mark’s Hospital, SLC 1988 - 1990
    Licensed Practical Nurse 1987 – 1998
    Holy Cross Hospital, SLC
    Certified Nurse Assistant 1986 – 1987
  • Personal information:
    Grew up in Salt Lake City
    Married and live in Stansbury Park
Charles Hansen
Charles Hansen
Detroit Remanufacturing LLC, West - HR Manager
Representing: Tooele Technical College
Term ends: June 2021
Chuck Taylor
Chuck Taylor
SyberJet - Chief Executive Officer
Representing: Southwest Technical College
Term ends: June 2019
Dr. Scott L. Theurer, DMD
Dr. Scott L. Theurer, DMD
Logan Smiles - Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry
Representing: Bridgerland Technical College
Term ends: June 2021
Michael E. Jensen
Michael E. Jensen
Davis Hospital and Medical Center - Chief Executive Officer
Representing: Davis Technical College
Term ends: June 2021
Mike Angus
Mike Angus
EnerVest Operating, LLC -
Representing: Uintah Basin Technical College
Term ends: June 2019
Stephen W. Wade
Stephen W. Wade
Wade Automotive Group - President
Representing: Dixie Technical College
Term ends: June 2019

Stephen W. Wade was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. He attended the University of Utah and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. Following graduation he did post graduate work in Business. While attending the University he became a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He also served two years as an LDS missionary in Australia.

Stephen married Marcia Chalk of Mesa, Arizona. They have four sons, one daughter, and twenty grandchildren. Their family lived many years in Salt Lake City but in1993 St. George became their home.

Stephen has been a new car automobile dealer since 1973. In 1981 he was elected President of the Utah Automobile Dealers Association and served as Utah’s representative for the National Automobile Dealers Association . In 2011 he was elected the National Chairman, representing America’s new car and truck dealers. In January 2013 he was inducted into the Utah Automobile Dealers Hall of Fame.

He has owned multiple franchises in Utah and California and has served on numerous factory committees, boards. Currently, his franchises include Toyota, Chevrolet, Cadillac, Nissan, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, Ram, Honda, Mazda and Mercedes Benz, Sprinter in Utah.

While living in Salt Lake City, Stephen served as chairman of the American Cancer Society for Salt Lake County and the state of Utah. He chaired special events of Utah’s Federation for Drug Free Youth and was an Alumni Board member for the University of Utah.

Active in the St. George community, he served eleven years as a trustee of Dixie State College, (now known as Dixie State University); seven of those years as its Chairman. In 2007 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities. Stephen received an Outstanding Businessman Award from the St. George Chamber of Commerce. He served on the Select Health Board of Trustees, from 2006 to 2012. In 2014 he was voted one of Southern Utah’s most influential men. In 2016 was selected as a “Significant Sig” from Sigma Chi Fraternity. Currently he is serving as trustee and state representative for Dixie Applied Technology College.

Susan Johnson
Susan Johnson
Futura Industries - President
Representing: Industry (Manufacturing)
Term ends: June 2021

Susan Johnson is the President of Futura Industries Corporation, a Clearfield, Utah based aluminum extrusion and fabrication business. Prior to joining Futura, Ms. Johnson served as President and Chief Operation Officer of Daw Technologies and President of Savage Manufacturing Corporation. A native of El Paso, Texas, Ms. Johnson received a Bachelor of Sciences degree in engineering from the California Polytechnic State University and has done Graduate Studies at the University of Santa Clara and University California, Irvine. Active in community affairs, she is currently serving, or has served on educational, corporate advisory and boards of directors, including:

  • Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco,- 12th district
  • GOED, Governor's Office of Economic Development
  • Utah State University
  • U of U Hospital Board
  • Technology Transfer Board, USU
  • Davis Applied Technology College Board of Directors (past member)
  • ARUP Laboratories, and
  • NUAMES, the Northern Utah Academy of Math, Engineering and Science

Board Meetings


2019
Thursday, Nov 21 Board of Trustees Meeting
@ Mountainland Technical College (Lehi, UT)
Thursday, Sep 19 Board of Trustees Meeting
@ Bridgerland Technical College (Logan, UT)
Thursday, May 16 Board of Trustees Meeting
@ Southwest Technical College (Cedar City) UT
Thursday, Mar 21 Board of Trustees Meeting
@ Tooele Technical College (Tooele, UT)
Thursday, Jan 17 Board of Trustees Meeting
@ Ogden-Weber Technical College (Ogden, UT)
2018
Thursday, Nov 15 Board of Trustees
agenda
@ Davis Technical College (Kaysville, UT)
Friday, Nov 09 Board of Trustees Special Meeting*
agenda
@ UTAH SYSTEM OF TECHNICAL COLLEGES by Conference call
Tuesday, Oct 30 Board of Trustees Special Meeting*
agenda
@ Little America Hotel
Monday, Oct 15 Board of Trustees Special Meeting*
agenda | minutes
@ Little America Hotel, Olympus Room
Thursday, Sep 20 Board of Trustees
agenda | minutes
@ Dixie Technical College (St. George, UT)
Monday, Jul 30 Board of Trustees Special Meeting*
agenda | minutes
@ Via Conference Call
Thursday, Jul 12 Board of Trustees Special Meeting*
agenda | minutes
@ Via Conference Call
Thursday, Jun 07 Board of Trustees Meeting *
agenda | minutes
@ UTAH SYSTEM OF TECHNICAL COLLEGES
Thursday, May 17 Board of Trustees
agenda | minutes
@ USTC Office of the Commissioner (Salt Lake City, UT)
Thursday, Mar 15 Board of Trustees
agenda | minutes
@ Uintah Basin Technical College (Roosevelt, UT)
Friday, Feb 02 Executive Committee*
agenda | minutes
@ UTAH SYSTEM OF TECHNICAL COLLEGES
Thursday, Jan 18 Board of Trustees
@ Cancelled
Monday, Jan 08 Executive Committee*
agenda | minutes
@ Via Conference Call
Wednesday, Jan 03 Board of Trustees Special Meeting*
agenda | minutes
@ Mountainland Technical College (Lehi, UT)
2017
Thursday, Dec 21 Executive Committee*
agenda | minutes
@ UTAH SYSTEM OF TECHNICAL COLLEGES
Thursday, Dec 14 Executive Committee*
agenda | minutes
@ Via Conference Call
Friday, Dec 08 Board of Trustees
agenda | minutes
@ UTAH SYSTEM OF TECHNICAL COLLEGES
Monday, Nov 27 Board of Trustees
agenda | minutes
@ Via Conference Call
Thursday, Nov 16 Board of Trustees
agenda | minutes
@ Tooele Technical College (Tooele, UT)
Wednesday, Nov 01 Board of Trustees Emergency Meeting
agenda | minutes
@ Utah System of Technical Colleges
Thursday, Oct 26 Executive Committee*
agenda | minutes
@ Utah System of Technical Colleges
Thursday, Oct 12 Special Committee Meeting*
agenda | minutes
@ Utah System of Technical Colleges
Wednesday, Sep 13 Board of Trustees
agenda | minutes
@ Mountainland Technical College (Lehi, UT)
Monday, Aug 21 Executive Committee*
agenda | minutes
@ Utah System of Technical Colleges
Thursday, Jun 22 Board of Trustees
agenda | minutes
@ Ogden-Weber ATC (Ogden, UT)*
Thursday, May 18 Board of Trustees
agenda | minutes
@ Tooele ATC (Tooele, UT)
Thursday, Mar 23 Board of Trustees
agenda | minutes
@ Bridgerland ATC (Logan, UT)
Friday, Feb 03 Board of Trustees
agenda | minutes
@ Utah System of Technical Colleges
Thursday, Jan 12 Board of Trustees
agenda | minutes
@ Davis ATC (Kaysville, UT)
2016
Friday, Dec 16 Board of Trustees *
agenda | minutes
@ UTAH COLLEGE OF APPLIED TECHNOLOGY
Wednesday, Sep 14 Board of Trustees (All Day 8:00am – 4:00pm)
agenda | minutes
@ UTAH COLLEGE OF APPLIED TECHNOLOGY
Monday, Sep 12 Executive Committee*
agenda | minutes
@ UTAH COLLEGE OF APPLIED TECHNOLOGY
Thursday, Aug 11 Executive Committee*
agenda | minutes
@ Utah College of Applied Technology
Tuesday, Jul 26 Executive Committee*
agenda | minutes
@ Utah Colleges of Applied Technology
Wednesday, Jun 08 Board of Trustees
agenda | minutes
@ Mountainland Applied Technology College
Friday, Apr 22 Executive Committee*
agenda | minutes
@ Utah College of Applied Technology
Wednesday, Apr 06 Board of Trustees
agenda | minutes
@ Utah College of Applied Technology
Wednesday, Mar 23 Board of Trustees*
agenda | minutes
@ Utah College of Applied Technology
Thursday, Jan 14 Board of Trustees
agenda | minutes
@ Southwest College of Applied Technology (Cedar City, UT)
2015
Friday, Dec 18 Board of Trustees *
agenda | minutes
@ Via Conference Call
Wednesday, Dec 02 Board of Trustees *
agenda | minutes
@ Via Conference Call
Thursday, Nov 12 Board of Trustees *
agenda | minutes
@ Utah College of Applied Technology
Monday, Nov 09 Board of Trustees *
agenda | minutes
@ Via Conference Call
Thursday, Nov 05 Board of Trustees *
agenda | minutes
@ Utah College of Applied Technology
Thursday, Sep 17 Executive Committee
agenda | minutes
@ Utah College of Applied Technology
Thursday, Sep 17 Board of Trustees
agenda | minutes
@ Utah College of Applied Technology
Friday, Aug 28 Board of Trustees *
agenda | minutes
@ Utah State Capital Board Room
Thursday, Jun 11 Executive Committee
agenda | minutes
@ Utah College of Applied Technology
Thursday, Jun 11 Board of Trustees
agenda | minutes
@ Utah College of Applied Technology
Tuesday, May 26 Board of Trustees *
agenda | minutes
@ Utah College of Applied Technology
Thursday, Mar 26 Board of Trustees
agenda | minutes
@ Utah College of Applied Technology
Thursday, Mar 26 Executive Committee
agenda | minutes
@ Utah College of Applied Technology
Wednesday, Jan 28 Executive Committee*
agenda | minutes
@ Utah College of Applied Technology
Thursday, Jan 15 Executive Committee
agenda | minutes
@ Utah College of Applied Technology
Thursday, Jan 15 Board of Trustees
agenda | minutes
@ Utah College of Applied Technology
2014
Wednesday, Nov 19 Executive Committee*
agenda | minutes
@ Via Conference Call
Thursday, Sep 18 Executive Meeting
agenda | minutes
@ Utah College of Applied Technology
Thursday, Sep 18 Board of Trustees
agenda | minutes
@ Utah College of Applied Technology
Friday, Aug 08 Board of Trustees *
agenda | minutes
@ Via Conference Call
Tuesday, Jul 01 Executive Committee*
agenda | minutes
@ Via Conference Call
Thursday, Jun 12 Executive Committee
agenda | minutes
@ Utah College of Applied Technology
Thursday, Jun 12 Board of Trustees
agenda | minutes
@ Utah College of Applied Technology
Friday, May 23 Board of Trustees *
agenda | minutes
@ Uintah Basin Technical College (Roosevelt, UT)
Thursday, Apr 10 Board of Trustees
agenda | minutes
@ Utah College of Applied Technology
Thursday, Apr 10 Executive Committee
agenda | minutes
@ Utah College of Applied Technology
Friday, Feb 21 Executive Committee*
agenda | minutes
@ Utah College of Applied Technology
Thursday, Jan 09 Executive Committee
agenda | minutes
@ Utah College of Applied Technology
2013
Thursday, Sep 26 Board of Trustees
agenda | minutes
@ Utah College of Applied Technology
Thursday, Sep 26 Executive Committee
agenda | minutes
@ Utah College of Applied Technology
Wednesday, Jun 12 Executive Committee*
agenda
@ Via Conference Call
Wednesday, Jun 05 Board of Trustees
agenda | minutes
@ Tooele Technical College (Tooele, UT)
Thursday, Apr 25 Board of Trustees
agenda | minutes
@ Utah College of Applied Technology
Thursday, Apr 25 Executive Committee
agenda | minutes
@ Utah College of Applied Technology
Thursday, Mar 14 Executive Committee
agenda | minutes
@ Via Conference Call
Wednesday, Feb 06 Executive Committee*
agenda | minutes
@ USTC Office of the Commissioner (Salt Lake City, UT)
Thursday, Jan 10 Board of Trustees
agenda | minutes
@ Utah College of Applied Technology
Thursday, Jan 10 Executive Committee
agenda | minutes
@ Utah College of Applied Technology
2012
Monday, Nov 12 Board of Trustees *
agenda | minutes
@ Utah College of Applied Technology
Thursday, Oct 25 Board of Trustees *
agenda | minutes
@ Utah College of Applied Technology
Thursday, Oct 18 Board of Trustees
agenda | minutes
@ Utah College of Applied Technology
Wednesday, Jun 13 Executive Committee
agenda | minutes
@ Utah College of Applied Technology
Wednesday, Jun 13 Board of Trustees
agenda | minutes
@ Utah College of Applied Technology
Monday, Apr 30 Board of Trustees *
agenda | minutes
@ Dixie Applied Technology College
Wednesday, Apr 18 Board of Trustees
agenda | minutes
@ Mountainland Technical College (Lehi, UT)
Wednesday, Apr 18 Executive Committee
agenda | minutes
@ Mountainland Applied Technology College
Wednesday, Jan 11 Board of Trustees
agenda | minutes
@ Utah College of Applied Technology
Wednesday, Jan 11 Executive Committee
agenda | minutes
@ Utah College of Applied Technology
2011
Tuesday, Nov 22 Executive Committee *
agenda | minutes
@ Utah College of Applied Technology
Wednesday, Oct 26 Executive Committee
agenda | minutes
@ Utah College of Applied Technology
Thursday, Sep 22 Board of Trustees
agenda | minutes
@ Dixie Applied Technology College
Thursday, Jun 16 Board of Trustees
agenda | minutes
@ Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College
Thursday, Jun 16 Executive Committee
agenda | minutes
@ Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College
Thursday, Apr 21 Executive Committee
agenda | minutes
@ Utah College of Applied Technology
Thursday, Apr 21 Board of Trustees
agenda | minutes
@ Utah College of Applied Technology
Monday, Apr 04 Board of Trustees *
agenda | minutes
@ Utah College of Applied Technology
Tuesday, Mar 22 Executive Committee
agenda | minutes
@ Utah College of Applied Technology
Thursday, Feb 10 Executive Committee
agenda | minutes
@ Utah College of Applied Technology
Wednesday, Jan 12 Executive Committee
agenda | minutes
@ Mountainland Applied Technology College
Wednesday, Jan 12 Board of Trustees
agenda | minutes
@ Mountainland Applied Technology College