Meet Conor Bentley

Conor Bentley

September 1, 2017

It’s been a while since Conor Bentley (MEd ’08) has been on Westminster’s campus, but he’s happy to be back.

“I’ve always loved this campus, and I’ve regretted not spending more time here since I completed my master’s degree,” Conor says.

The Westminster alum will spend a lot more time on campus now that he is a new staff member in the role of associate director for the Alumni Relations Office.

Conor’s background in education and fundraising makes this new role a great fit for his skills and experience. He taught high school for four years at Rowland Hall, and since, worked in nonprofit development for Utah Symphony | Utah Opera and Equality Utah.

“I’m excited to be back in an academic setting—and to use my background in development,” he says.

Conor has also been active as an alumni board member at Rowland Hall, so he has a keen understanding of why alums are important to an organization. He is a native of Salt Lake City and knows the community well, having attended the University of Utah and Westminster.

“I love that Westminster is a microcosm of Salt Lake City—a close-knit, diverse community that people feel deeply connected to,” he says of being an alum.

He looks forward to becoming even more integrated with the college as he works with alums, staff, and faculty to build on the already strong alumni program.

In his spare time, Conor writes and produces the award-winning public radio parody podcast called Consider Our Knowledge. “It’s a great creative outlet for me. I enjoy making people laugh and giving them news at the same time,” Conor explains. He and his wife, Mary Anne, live in Sugar House, just west of Westminster, with their goofball miniature schnauzer, Basil.


 It’s been a while since Conor Bentley (MEd ’08) has been on Westminster’s campus, but he’s happy to be back.

“I’ve always loved this campus, and I’ve regretted not spending more time here since I completed my master’s degree,” Conor says.

The Westminster alum will spend a lot more time on campus now that he is a new staff member in the role of associate director for the Alumni Relations Office.

Conor’s background in education and fundraising makes this new role a great fit for his skills and experience. He taught high school for four years at Rowland Hall, and since, worked in nonprofit development for Utah Symphony | Utah Opera and Equality Utah.

“I’m excited to be back in an academic setting—and to use my background in development,” he says.

Conor has also been active as an alumni board member at Rowland Hall, so he has a keen understanding of why alums are important to an organization. He is a native of Salt Lake City and knows the community well, having attended the University of Utah and Westminster.

“I love that Westminster is a microcosm of Salt Lake City—a close-knit, diverse community that people feel deeply connected to,” he says of being an alum.

He looks forward to becoming even more integrated with the college as he works with alums, staff, and faculty to build on the already strong alumni program.

In his spare time, Conor writes and produces the award-winning public radio parody podcast called Consider Our Knowledge. “It’s a great creative outlet for me. I enjoy making people laugh and giving them news at the same time,” Conor explains. He and his wife, Mary Anne, live in Sugar House, just west of Westminster, with their goofball miniature schnauzer, Basil.


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