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.