Vice President of Finance and Administration, Marvin Dodge, has announced his resignation from Southern Utah University to accept a remarkable position as executive director of the Utah Department of Government Operations in Governor Spencer J. Cox’s Cabinet. Dodge joined SUU in June 2014, and since then has led the development of SUU’s annual budget and administrative operations. This includes managing all financial operations and overseeing campus buildings and maintenance. He is also responsible for the Office of Information Technology, Human Resources, Southern Utah Museum of Art, Motor Pool, Risk Management, Food Services, and the SUU Bookstore. During his years at SUU, Dodge oversaw the construction of several new campus buildings including the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts, which includes the Utah Shakespeare Festival complex and Southern Utah Museum of Art, the Dixie L. Leavitt Business Building, and the George S. Eccles Sports Performance Center. In a press release, Dodge said, “While I’m excited for this opportunity to return to my roots at the state, and to work with the Governor, his leadership team, the Legislature, and great colleagues at the Department of Government Ops, my heart is heavy leaving this wonderful institution and the thousands of friends I’ve made during my time at SUU and in Cedar City I have treasured the past nine years as we've worked together for the common good of educating the wonderful students who choose to attend SUU and become part of the T-Bird family. My heart will forever be a T-Bird.” Dodge has been an integral part of the SUU and Cedar City communities, having served as a board member for the Dixie & Anne Leavitt Family Foundation, Southern Utah University Foundation, Utah Shakespeare Festival Foundation, and Southern Utah Museum of Art. Dodge’s new duties will be similar to the ones that he has fulfilled at Southern Utah University, as he addresses the administrative and behind-the-scenes functional roles of government. His last day with the SUU will be April 28th.

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