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Dr. Charles A. Wight appointed as the 12th President of Weber State University

09 October 2012
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Dr. Charles A. Wight, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Utah, since 2006. In this position, Dr. Wight supports graduate students throughout the institution and promotes academic quality through a rigorous system of program reviews. Dr. Wight came to the University of Utah in 1984 as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry, becoming a full professor in 1993. Since then he has held numerous positions at the U, including Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Assistant Vice President for Continuing Education. Dr. Wight received the R.W. Parry Teaching Award in Chemistry in 2006 and was named a fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1994. He was also an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow from 1990-1994. Dr. Wight has filed three patent applications and published 150 peer-reviewed articles and two books. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BS in Chemistry from the University of Virginia and received a PhD in Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology, where he received the best dissertation award.