EPHRAIM—A long-time faculty member at Snow College who has been heading up college initiatives in technical education for the past year has been appointed interim president to serve during the search for a new permanent president.
The post went to Stacee McIff, who has been vice president for technical education and workforce development for the past year. During that year, she divided her time between the Ephraim and Richfield campuses.
The appointment is effective July 1. The current president, Bradley Cook, announced he would leave the college in July to become president of the American University of Bahrain in the Middle East.
The Utah Board of Higher Education said it expected to appoint a permanent college president by spring 2023 but said it would take “the necessary time to find the most qualified candidate.”
Leslie Keisel, chairwoman of the Snow College Board of Trustees, who is quoted in a press release, describes McIff as a “well respected leader who is known for her ability to get things done.”
Keisel adds, “She is skilled in many areas and understands the importance of positive relationships and collaborative work.”
McIff has a bachelor’s degree in business education from Southern Utah University (SUU) and a master’s in business information systems from Utah State University.
She joined the Snow faculty in 2006 and served as chair of the Business Department from 2012-20.
She has served on the SUU Alumni Advisory Committee; on the board of directors of the New Horizons Crisis Center in Richfield; as national board chair of Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, an organization dedicated to inspiring and developing the next generation of business leaders; and as president of the Sevier County Republican Women.
She is married to Mark McIff, who serves as judge for several municipal justice courts in Sanpete County.