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USU Appoints New Dean in Tooele

Thursday, Feb. 07, 2013

Donna Dillingham-Evans, dean of USU's Tooele campus

Donna Dillingham-Evans has been named the dean of the Utah State University Tooele Regional Campus.

Donna Dillingham-Evans has been named the dean of the Utah State University Tooele Regional Campus.

Raymond T. Coward, USU Executive Vice President and Provost, is confident that Dillingham-Evans will have a positive impact at the fast-growing regional campus.

“Donna has a strong background and skillset well suited to the challenges and opportunities at our Tooele campus,” said Coward. “Her extensive experience and noteworthy achievements in higher education in southern Utah will prove invaluable to Utah State University as it moves forward to provide greater educational opportunities at our Tooele Regional Campus.”

Most recently, Dillingham-Evans was the executive vice president and vice president of academic services at Dixie State University, where she had been employed for the last 30 years. She spent 23 of those years in college administration, including being the founding chair of the mathematics department.

Dillingham-Evans is excited about the appointment and the opportunity to share her expertise in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

“I am grateful to Utah State University and the community of Tooele for their engaged commitment to increase local access to higher education,” said Dillingham-Evans. “I eagerly look forward to joining the excellent team at USU's Tooele Regional Campus to begin our future together.”

Local education officials are eager to take advantage of Dillingham-Evans administrative experience and knowledge.

“Donna understands how USU Tooele is a great asset to our valley through the education of people to meet the needs of job creation and economic development,” said Scott Wardle, chairman of the Tooele Regional Campus Advisory Board. “We look forward to her vision for creating research opportunities for our professors and students as well as her leadership in the continuing growth of this marvelous campus.”

Dillingham-Evans has an undergraduate degree in chemistry, and a master’s and doctoral degree in post-secondary and vocational education (University of Nevada) and educational leadership (Northern Arizona University), respectively. 

She has served on several state educational council and boards as a governor’s appointee and served in leadership positions in many state and regional organizations promoting education and youth development.  

She has also received a host of honors and awards for her engagement in adult education and civic programs and her professional focus has been on innovative teaching practices for adult and re-entry students.

Related links:

USU Tooele Campus

USU Regional Campuses and Distance Education

Contact: Donna Dillingham-Evans, 435-668-0852,

Writer: Paige Pagnucco, 435-797-1429,

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