Westminster College Welcomes
Salt Lake City-March 5, 2003-Westminster College recently named five new members to its Board of Trustees. With prestigious backgrounds in business, higher education, and professions, the new members will add to the intellectual diversity and expertise of the Board. "Westminster College is fortunate to have such a talented Board of Trustees," said Dr. Michael S. Bassis, President of Westminster College. "I know our new members will add to the wisdom and capability of the Board and help the college to rise to new levels of visibility and prominence."
Gretchen Anderson comes from a senior management background of building and managing large, multi-location organizations. She has served as a vice president for international firms including NEC, Charles Schwab & Co., Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, and, most recently, Goldman Sachs & Co. Anderson earned a BFA and Master of Science from the University of Utah.
Involved the past few years with Westminster's Foundation Board, Curt P. Crowther finds gratification in helping students fund their education. Crowther is a member of the Salt Lake Rotary Club and also helped found S'PLORE, a charity organization that provides recreational activities for the disabled. Crowther has been the owner and president of Serta Mattress Company since 1985. He has a BS and a MBA from the University of Utah.
Social psychologist Alan E. Guskin is the co-director and senior scholar of the Project on the Future of Higher Education. He is a Distinguished University Professor and University President Emeritus of Antioch University. Guskin has held leadership and faculty positions in various higher education institutions including Clark University and the University of Michigan where he received a Ph.D. in social psychology. He has remained an active teacher and author throughout his administrative career.
W. Eugene Hansen is a former member of the Presidency of the Seventy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has also served in a number of leadership positions for the Church. Prior to his call to the Seventy, Hansen was a trial lawyer in Salt Lake City and he served as president of the Utah Bar Association. He has served as president of the Utah State Board of Regents, and on the Board of Trustees for Utah State University. Hansen received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Utah.
Becky Berkey Potts has a background in marketing, production and general management. She worked as a general manager for Xerox Corporation, and then moved to AT&T Wireless in Salt Lake City where she currently works as vice president and general manager. Potts has served on many boards, including United Way, Wells Fargo Bank and American Red Cross. She earned two bachelor's degrees from the University of Southern California.
Westminster College is the only private, comprehensive liberal arts college in Utah and one of the very few in the Intermountain West. The college is small, nondenominational and focused intensively on student learning. It prepares its students for success through a strong foundation of liberal education combined with cutting-edge professional programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Westminster in the top tier of regional colleges and universities in the West, and as an excellent educational value. For more information visit www.westminstercollege.edu.