Tami Pyfer is wrapping up her job in Utah State University’s special education department and she will begin her new job in the Utah Governor’s office on Monday, Jan. 27.
Governor Gary Herbert has picked Pyfer to be his education adviser, replacing Christine Kearl. Pyfer has been serving as a member of the Utah State Board of Education and was recently named as its chairperson.
Pyfer says she is honored to be asked to take this position of advising the governor on education issues. She says education is a top priority for Governor Gary Herbert.
“He is working hard with a group called the Governor’s Education Excellence Commission,” Pyfer explains. “We met and then made the announcement. He shortly afterward gave me a list of things I can get started on.
“I’m very excited about this opportunity. It’s an honor and a huge responsibility that I take seriously and hope to able to make a difference for good in the state of Utah.”
Pyfer says her husband Aaron is very supportive of her new position. Pyfer will maintain an apartment in Salt Lake City, but Logan will remain the family’s permanent residence.
Pyfer has long been involved with education issues and she looks forward to being involved on a full-time basis.