The head of the state school board will give up her seat to become Gov. Gary Herbert's new education adviser. Herbert named Tami Pyfer, of Logan, as his new adviser on Tuesday.
Pyfer, who has served on the board since 2010, has worked in the College of Education at Utah State University as a research coordinator in the Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education Department. And she is an adjunct faculty member in the school's Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation.
"Tami has seen our education system at work from every angle," Herbert said in a statement, "and she will provide valuable perspective as we work to reach our goal to have 66 percent of Utah adults with a college degree or certificate by 2020."