New Tooele Tech President Named

Posted: 11/17/2017

Paul E. Hacking Named New President of Tooele Tech

Utah System of Technical Colleges Board of Trustees Replaces Retiring President Snelson

TOOELE, UT – Following a nationwide search, the Board of Trustees that oversees Utah’s Technical Colleges today named Paul E. Hacking as the new president of Tooele Technical College, effective January 1, 2018.

A former President of the Uintah Basin Applied Technology College from 2004 to 2011, Mr. Hacking has served as the Executive Director of the Uintah Impact Mitigation Special Service District since 2011.  He will replace Scott J. Snelson who has served as President of Tooele Technical College since its creation in 2009.

“Our system has been well-served by the significant work of President Snelson and his team at Tooele Tech which is evidenced by the dozens of qualified and capable applicants for the open position,” Board of Trustees Chairman Jim Evans said.  “The Board believes Mr. Hacking’s extensive background in technical education and his commitment to fostering an environment of growth, community and partnerships will be an incredible asset not just to the college, but to the entire Tooele service region.”

“I am both humbled and honored to have been selected by the Board of Trustees to lead this impressive organization and to support Tooele Technical College’s students, staff, faculty and Board of Directors,” Mr. Hacking said in accepting the position.  “My wife Lisa and I are excited to be part of a community which has worked so hard and sacrificed so much to offer the life-elevating power of technical education.  I look forward to building upon the tremendous results and momentum created by President Snelson and his dedicated team.”

An active member of the community, Mr. Hacking has served as a Board Member for the Vernal Chamber of Commerce, Uintah Basin Economic Development and the national organization for technical education accreditation, the Council on Occupational Education.  He currently serves as a Board Member for the Utah Clean Air Partnership, Utah State University’s Uintah Basin Advisory Council and as Chairman of the Uintah Basin Education Committee.

Mr. Hacking holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree in Management and Human Resources from Utah State University.