Gov. Gary Herbert has appointed two women to the board overseeing public colleges and universities in Utah.
Board of Regents appointee Jesselie Anderson has previously served as chair of the board of trustees at Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) and as a Westminster College trustee. Anderson, who serves on multiple boards ranging from the arts to hospitals, will replace Nolan Karras, a former Utah House speaker and co-chairman of the group Education First.
Herbert also appointed Joyce Valdez, a community liaison for Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker. She is also a member of the University of Utah board of trustees and a former adviser in a program for single parents at SLCC. She replaces Marlon Snow, a former Utah state representative and State Board of Education member.