Gov. Gary Herbert nominated a Southern Utah University trustee last week to fill the Regents seat vacated by Katharine Garff.
Nina Barnes, who also serves as a Cedar City councilwoman and is active in numerous local organizations that support children, faces a Senate confirmation hearing on Monday. Her appointment will later face a vote of the full Senate before she takes a spot on the board that governs the eight-institution Utah System of Higher Education.
If confirmed, Barnes will be Herbert’s sixth pick among the 14 voting non-student members of the board.
Her resume of civic involvement includes serving as a victim advocate for the Women & Children’s Crisis Center, Park Discovery general coordinator, director of the Cedar City Rotary Club, founding member of the Cedar City Children’s Justice Center Friends Board, and founding president of the American Children’s Christmas Festival.