Southern Utah University has chosen Snow College president Scott Wyatt for the same post at their school.
The Spectrum of St. George reports that Wyatt was a unanimous choice of the Utah state board of regents. The regents voted Friday on the Southern Utah campus in Cedar City.
Wyatt was selected over three other finalists: Southern Utah executive vice president Bradley Cook; Southern Polytechnic State University of Georgia president Lisa Rossbacher; and College of Business at Jacksonville University dean Don Capener.
Wyatt succeeds Michael Benson, who moved on to take a similar position at Eastern Kentucky University.
Before Wyatt became the president of Snow College, he was a state representative for House District 5 and before that the Cache County Attorney. Wyatt was the prosecuting attorney in the Tricia Autrey murder trial in which Cody Nielsen was convicted of murdering the 15-year-old Hyrum girl. Nielsen is currently appealing his conviction.