Advisory Board

The Fine Arts Advisory Board (FAAB) is composed of community leaders who assist the Dean, faculty, students, and staff of the College of Fine Arts. FAAB members contribute time and treasure to help ensure that the student-centered mission of the College is realized and that the arts are a vital dimension of a University of Utah education. Primarily, FAAB members support scholarships and other programs that enrich the education and training opportunities available to our talented students.

Current Members

  • John W. Scheib, Dean, College of Fine Arts
  • Chair: Kent DiFiore, Utah Cancer Specialists
  • Fred Babcock, Babcock Design
  • Jean Bentley, Community Volunteer
  • Bill Bireley, The Bireley Foundation
  • Chris Hemmersmeier, President and CEO Jerry Seiner Dealerships
  • Leo Hopf, Author and Corporate Consultant
  • Susan Meyer, Curating Director, Meyer Gallery
  • Katherine Potter, Assoc. Director of Admissions, Rowland Hall
  • Jennifer Price-Wallin, Community Volunteer
  • Gary Sandberg, Granite Mill & Fixture Company
  • Steve Swisher, Principal, Swisher Garfield Traub Development
  • Virginia Whitby, Red Cliff Ranch
  • Marilyn Whitehead, Community Leader
  • Shari Quinney, Community Leader