Snow College president chosen to head Southern Utah University

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Snow College President Scott Wyatt said Friday he’s ready to tackle an enrollment decline related to Mormon missionary age changes and redefine the words "liberal arts" for Utah as the newly-chosen 16th president of Southern Utah University.

He replaces Michael Benson, who got a new job as president of Eastern Kentucky University in April. Wyatt took over leadership of Snow in 2007 — also after Benson vacated the president’s office at the junior college.

Before entering academia, Wyatt, 52, was an attorney who served as a prosecutor for Cache County. He also represented Logan for two terms in the Utah Legislature, where he was a member of the Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee.

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