Provo, Utah-based Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine has appointed Norman S Wright as president and chief executive of the college.
Wright has been the institution’s interim president since July lat year and will assume full-time responsibilities next month.
Wright is the current dean of the Woodbury School of Business at Utah Valley University, a position he has held since 2010. During his tenure, the school has added graduate degree programs, raised $75 million in funding for a new facility. He previously worked in various leadership roles with start-up and young business schools in the Middle East and Africa as well as numerous consultancy projects around the world.
Francis Gibson, chair of the board of trustees of the college, said: “The Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine is fortunate to have someone with Dr. Wright’s unique set of skills and experience as its next president. Dr Wright’s strong business acumen together with his experience within the local community and in higher education will be incredibly valuable as the college continues its path to becoming a leader in medical education in Utah.”
Wright added: “I am deeply honoured to have been chosen to lead the Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine at such a critical time in higher education. We are at a crossroads where old models no longer meet the needs of today’s digitally savvy students who are curious, capable, and committed to harnessing knowledge for the betterment of their communities. I am excited to work together with the board, students, faculty, staff, and our community as we transform medical education in the service of our community.”
Date published: 18 January 2022