Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.23
Liaison Kerry Case
Submission Date Aug. 15, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Westminster College - Utah
PA-3: Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 3.00 Kerry Case
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Do the institution’s students have a representative body through which they can participate in governance (e.g. a student council)? :
Yes

Do the institution’s students have an elected representative on the institution’s highest governing body?:
No

A brief description of the bodies and mechanisms through which students are engaged in governance, including information to support each affirmative response above:

ASW is the student government of Westminster College. Students fund its budget with student fees, select its leadership through elections, and benefit from the programming, grants, and services that it offers. There is a 16 member student senate which all students can run for. There are also elected positions available such as president, vice president, club council president, and chief justice. There are many other appointed positions within ASW Clubs, ASW Events, etc. All students have the ability to vote in elections, and can come to the monthly senate meetings and speak during the public comment period. ASW president participates in Board of Trustee meetings.


Do the institution’s staff members have a representative body through which they can participate in governance (e.g. a staff council)?:
Yes

Do the institution’s non-supervisory staff members have an elected representative on the institution’s highest governing body?:
No

A brief description of the bodies and mechanisms through which staff are engaged in governance, including information to support each affirmative response above:

The staff has a Staff Council that is elected by the staff. One of the Staff Councils' many jobs is to place staff onto committees, task forces, and work groups that carry out many of the functions on campus. Some of those committees have governance and oversight responsibilities. The chair of the staff council participates in Board of Trustee meetings.


Do the institution’s teaching and research faculty have a representative body through which they can participate in governance (e.g. a faculty senate)?:
Yes

Do the institution’s teaching and research faculty have an elected representative on the institution’s highest governing body? :
No

A brief description of the bodies and mechanisms through which teaching and research faculty are engaged in governance, including information to support each affirmative response above:

Faculty have regular all-faculty meetings in which policies for faculty are voted on. Faculty itself, according to our bylaws, have governance responsibilities which is why faculty are able to vote on school matters. Long term adjunct faculty (core Adjuncts) have a role, but must have been teaching for one class per semester for five years to have a vote. Faculty chair participates in Board of Trustee meetings.


Does the institution have written policies and procedures to identify and engage external stakeholders (i.e. local residents) in land use planning, capital investment projects, and other institutional decisions that affect the community?:
No

A copy of the written policies and procedures:
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The policies and procedures:
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Does the institution have formal participatory or shared governance bodies through which community members representing the interests of the following stakeholder groups can regularly participate in institutional governance?:
Yes or No
Local government and/or educational organizations Yes
Private sector organizations Yes
Civil society (e.g. NGOs, NPOs) Yes

A brief description of the bodies and mechanisms through which external stakeholders are engaged in institutional governance (including information about each stakeholder group selected above):

Westminster's governing body (Board of Trustees) includes community members representing educational organizations, civil society, and the private sector. Current trustee list and affiliation is below:

Local Government/Educational Organizations:
Dr. Charlotte Tullos | Vice Chancellor of Enrollment, Louisiana State University
Kim T. Adamson | U.S. Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer-5 (Retired) Utah Senior Justice Court Judge
Gretchen Anderson | Managing Director, Sorenson Impact Center, University of Utah
Nancy DeFord | Vice President, DeFord Ltd. and Retired superintendent, Park City School District
Jerilyn McIntyre | Author,(retired) Interim President, University of Utah

Civil Society:
Rev. Catherine Putnam-Netto | Pastoral Associate, Wasatch Presbyterian Church

Private Sector:
Chair Jeanne Ambruster | CEO and Founder, The Avenues Company
Vice Chair Preston Chiaro | Group Executive for Technology and Innovation, Rio Tinto
Hamid Adib | Owner, Adib Enterprises, OAI Enterprises
Scott Beck | CEO, CHG Healthcare Services
Michael Bills | President & CEO, Tesco Williamsen, Inc.
Bing L. Fang | Retired President, AMT Labs, Inc.
Thomas Fey | President/CEO, Blinkers USA, Inc.
Deanna Forbush | Attorney at Law, Fox Rothschild LLP
Joseph Fournier, JD, MHA, Vice Chairman and President – Invenias Partners.
Clark P. Giles | Attorney, Ray Quinney & Nebeker
Terry L. Grant | President, KeyBank Utah
Ryan Hessenthaler | Chief Operating Officer, Lunt Capital Management, Inc.
Colleen Kearns McCann | Associate Broker, Windermere Real Estate
Muffy Mead-Ferro | CEO and Founder, Nush Foods
John Morton | Retired, CEO, Gart Sports; Retired, Board Chairman, Sports Authority
William Orchow | Retired President & CEO, Kennecott Minerals
Robert Rendon | Sr. Vice President & Community Director, Zions Bank
William R. Trojan | Retired Executive, ConocoPhillips, Unocal, and Shell.

Foundations:
O. Wood Moyle, IV | Trustee, R. Harold Burton Foundation
Andrea Dumke-Manship | Trustee, Dr. Ezekiel & Edna Watts Dumke Foundation, Katherine W. & Ezekiel Dumke, Jr. Foundation


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