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Westminster College President Appoints Robert Seltzer as New Assistant


Salt Lake City-September 18, 2003-Westminster College President Michael Bassis appointed Robert Seltzer as Special Assistant to the President. Seltzer will handle a wide variety of special projects, involving inter-institutional, community and government relationships, communication between the President's Office and external constituencies, and special projects related to the implementation of Westminster's new strategic plan.

Seltzer holds a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Public Address from Wayne State University, an MA from Illinois State University and a BA from Marietta College. He was a tenured Associate Professor at the University of Detroit and University of Wisconsin-Whitewater for ten years, from 1968-1978. Subsequently, he spent 18 years working in Washington, D.C. His work included serving as a senior legislative staff member in the U.S. Senate and as a partner in a D.C.-based political consulting firm. Most recently, Seltzer was the executive director for the Utah Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies.

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