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Author: Norman Wright and Heather Sundahl

Norman Wright Dean, Woodbury School of Business at Utah Valley University Dr. Norman Wright is in his tenth year as the Dean of the Woodbury School of Business at Utah Valley University, leading that institution through the introduction of several new programs including a top ten ranked Personal Financial Planning Program and three graduate degrees. He holds a Ph.D. in Management from Wharton as well as undergraduate and graduate degrees from Brigham Young University. Prior to joining the Woodbury School of Business, Dr. Wright was the Founding Dean of the College of Business at Alfaisal University in Saudi Arabia and Dean of the School of Business and Entrepreneurship at the American University of Nigeria. He also served as a professor and academic administrator at Zayed University for women in the United Arab Emirates, the American University of Sharjah, and Brigham Young University Hawaii. He and his wife, Dolly, are the proud parents of three terrific children Heather Sundahl Writer and Media Relations, Utah Women & Leadership Project. Heather Sundahl is the writer and media relations specialist for the Utah Women & Leadership Project at Utah Valley University. She holds a Master's degree in English as well as a Bachelor's degree in Humanities from Brigham Young University. From 2014-2018 she was the President of Exponent II. Before taking on the helm she was an associate editor for the Exponent II. Heather has four kids, two cats, and one husband.

In November 2008, Dr. Susan Madsen met with Utah’s Commissioner of Higher