Westminster Welcomes Four New Members to Board of Trustees

June 21, 2022

SALT LAKE CITY – Westminster College is proud to announce four new members to the Board of Trustees. Two of the new trustees bring their perspectives as alumni of the college. The trustees will officially begin their first term on July 1, 2022.

“This accomplished group of new trustees reflects diversity in experience, age, gender, ethnicity, and connection to the college, and they will contribute greatly to the work of the board and the college as a whole,” said Bethami A. Dobkin, Westminster President. 

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Kim Cordova

Kim is a Westminster alumna (’95, Bachelor of Science) and received her Law Juris Doctor from the University of Utah College of Law in 2001. She now runs and manages her own legal practice and consulting firm. Kim has served as Executive Director for the Governor’s Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, as an Adjunct Professor in Criminal Process, and as a Trial Attorney for Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office with an emphasis on child sex crimes. She has also performed pro bono work in family law cases across Utah.

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Ray Etcheverry

Ray is the President/Director of the Florence J. Gillmor Foundation and past chair of the board of directors and CEO of Parsons Behle & Latimer. His son, Jeff Etcheverry, received his Bachelor of Science from Westminster in 2011. Ray has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America for Bet-the-Company litigation and Chambers USA for commercial litigation and antitrust law.  He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Courts of Appeal for the 3rd, 5th, 10th, and Federal Circuits as well as the District of Utah and the State Court of Utah, and is an active member of the Litigation, Antitrust and Intellectual Property Sections of the American Bar Association. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of The Waterford School.

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Keri Hale

Keri is also a Westminster alumna (’16, Bachelor of Arts) and recently completed the MBA at Western Governors University. She currently serves as Director of Charitable Giving (COO) at The Dell Loy Hansen Family Foundation and recently served as the Chair of USU’s Caine College of the Arts Advancement Council. She is a current board member of Hale Centre Theatre Board of Trustees, Sundance Utah Leadership Board, MarketStar Foundation Board, and Logan Encircle Advisory Board.

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L Jackson (Jack) Newell

Jack’s wide-ranging higher education career includes teaching at the University of Victoria, the University of Auckland, the University of New Hampshire, and the University of Utah, as well as serving as Dean of Liberal Education at the University of Utah and President of Deep Springs College in California (1995-2004).  His awards include the State of Utah's first CASE Professor of the Year; Presidential Teaching Scholar; the Hatch Prize for Excellence in Teaching; the Joseph Katz Award; the Distinguished Service Award from the Association of the Study of Higher Education; and the Deep Springs Medal for exemplary service to humanity. Jack is now University Professor Emeritus of Higher Education at the University of Utah. 

The board of trustees is comprised of a group of well-respected, dedicated, and dynamic community leaders. Our board members are volunteers who contribute their time, expertise, and financial resources to promote the continued success of Westminster.

The board is entrusted with the fiduciary responsibility for the college. In fact, the board is responsible for helping the president and the senior leadership of the college develop, clarify, and fulfill Westminster's mission and vision. They played an important role in the strategic planning process and provide leadership, accountability, and support.

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