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Stan Albrecht

Stan LeRoy Albrecht (born July 13, 1942)[1] is an American educator, university administrator, and scholar. He has served as the president of Utah State University since 2005.

Biography

Albrecht was raised on a farm near the tiny town of Fremont in Wayne County, Utah. He was an undergraduate student at Southern Utah State College (now known as Southern Utah University) and BYU, initially majoring in veterinary science, but soon switching to political science and history, and then to sociology. Albrecht completed both his master's and doctorate degrees in sociology from Washington State University.[2]

Coming to USU for his first teaching job in 1970, Albrecht remained in Logan for only a couple of years before accepting a faculty position at BYU. He stayed on at BYU for more than twenty years, first as a professor, and soon as department head, then dean, then academic vice president and associate provost. Following his time there, Albrecht accepted a research position as associate director of the epidemiological research center at the University of Florida Medical School.[2] He was asked to apply for the position of Dean of the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at USU in 1998, serving until 2001, when he was named provost of the university. Albrecht was appointed president of Utah State University on February 1, 2005.[2]

Utah State University president

Albrecht took office during a period of turmoil at Utah State, highlighted by a van accident which killed eight students and a faculty member returning from an agricultural research trip. In the time since then, however, his administration has been one marking great progress for the university. During his tenure, he has raised major funds for the improvement of USU's statewide Regional Campus system. He has also seen a steady increase in enrollment, added the Energy Dynamics Lab and a new college, built numerous new facilities on and around campus, and received the four largest monetary gifts in Utah State University history. Fundraising has been a central aspect of his administration, as he initiated an unprecedented $400 million campaign in 2007. The initial goal of $200 million was reached within one year—many years ahead of schedule—and so the goal was doubled and the campaign extended to 2012.[3]

Publications

Albrecht wrote the book Divorce and Remarriage: Problems, Adaptations and Adjustments with Howard M. Bahr and Kristen L. Goodman. Albrecht also co-authored articles with Marie Cornwall and Bruce A. Chadwick among others.

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External links

  • Utah State University President's Office
Preceded by
Kermit L. Hall
President of Utah State University
February 1, 2005–Present
Succeeded by
incumbent

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