Herbert taps business leaders for higher ed posts

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Gov. Gary Herbert has appointed Springville mayor Wilford Clyde to the state Board of Regents and retired wealth-management executive Phil Clinger to the University of Utah Board of Trustees. Both appointments are subject to legislative approval.

Clyde, a top Herbert campaign contributor, replaces Brent Brown, another Utah County businessman, on the board that sets policy for the state's system of eight public higher education campuses. A major auto dealer and Utah Valley University benefactor, Brown stepped down in July.

Clyde, a Brigham Young University graduate, is president and CEO of Clyde Companies, Inc. the parent company of W.W. Clyde and Co., Geneva Rock Products, Sunroc, Gorge Rock and Beehive Insurance.

Clinger, a 1967 U. graduate, replaces long-serving trustee Randy Dryer, a Salt Lake City media lawyer who now is a professor in the U.'s Honors College. Clinger currently serves on the flagship's National Advisory Council and Financial Advisory Committee.

— Brian Maffly