The Utah Board of Regents has chosen an education scholar from Brigham Young University to serve as interim president at Snow College.
Gary Carlston, now on the faculty at the Center for Improvement of Teacher Education at BYU, will start Jan. 8. He is expected to serve for a year or more, until a permanent replacement for outgoing Snow President Scott Wyatt is found.
Wyatt last month accepted a position as president of Southern Utah University.
Carlston is a Snow graduate who went on to Utah State University to earn a bachelor's and a master's degree in education before getting a doctorate in educational administration at BYU. He has worked in several positions in public K-12 schools in Utah and served on the Snow College board, where he was chairman for a decade.
Wyatt will take over at SUU from Michael Benson, who left to take the helm at Eastern Kentucky University, this spring. Two other Utah public institutions are also seeking new full-time presidents: Salt Lake Community College and Dixie State University.