Geosciences Advisory Board

The USU Geosciences Department's Advisory Board consists of former students and friends of the Department representing the following geoscience areas: environmental/engineering geology, state and federal agencies, mining, petroleum industry, and secondary education. Members need not be graduates of Utah State University. The purposes of the Board are to promote the recognition, welfare, and progress of the Department, to encourage financial and other support of the Department, and to advise the Department in matters regarding the status of economic, regulatory, or other factors that impact the department’s teaching and research mission.

The Specific objectives of the Board are:

  1. To provide advice and act as an independent consulting body for faculty, students and staff on departmental issues.
  2. To provide input to the Department from a wide range of groups in an effort to maintain high-quality curricula and degree programs in the Department.
  3. To inform alumni, friends of the University, and the public about the Department and to promote its work and services.
  4. Act as an independent voice to communicate with alumni, governmental officials, and industry officials regarding issues that impact the Department.
  5. To assist in fundraising and development activities, as necessary.

Current Advisory Board Members

Name Organization Email
Carrie Elliott (chair) U.S. Geological Survey
Dawn Hayes Petroleum Consultant
Paul Inkenbrandt Utah Geological Survey
Al Jones Browning Foundation
Steven Kerr Millcreek Mining Group
Mike Lowe Utah Geological Survey
Karen Merritt Cache County School District
Craig Nelson Western GeoLogic LLC
Dan Rogers Amsted Industries Inc
Sarah Springer Central Plateau Cleanup Company

View the Advisory Board Bylaws.