Park City superintendent to lead statewide education network
(Salt Lake City) – Dr. Ray Timothy will become the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Utah Education Network (UEN) effective October 1. The UEN Board announced the decision August 30 following a nationwide search. Currently the superintendent of the Park City School District, Dr. Timothy is also a former superintendent of the Millard County School District and a deputy superintendent of the Utah State Office of Education (USOE).
“I have always considered UEN to be one of Utah’s greatest assets. It has a strong record of excellence. I am looking forward to working with all stakeholders to continue to advance Utah’s educational technology and enhance UEN’s position as one of the nation’s premier education networks,” said Dr. Timothy.
“The UEN Board was enthusiastic in its selection of Dr. Timothy and we’re thrilled that he will join UEN shortly. He brings us an ideal mix of proven leadership in education and innovation,” said Dr. Eric Denna, the higher education co-chair of the UEN Board and CIO of the Utah System of Higher Education and the University of Utah. Denna has served as UEN’s interim executive director since the resignation of Mike Petersen in January. Petersen left UEN to accept a faculty position with Utah State University.
“Ray Timothy’s extensive experience with school districts and at the state level qualifies him to work collaboratively with Utah schools,universities and libraries. We’re confident he will bring expert leadership to UEN’s award-winning staff,” said Brenda Hales, the public education co-chair of the UEN board and associate superintendent at USOE.
UEN provides network services, application services and support services to public education, higher education and libraries. It is a public/private partnership that connects every public school, charter school, college, applied technology college and university in Utah. UEN provides connectivity and educational resources to more than 750,000 students and more than 61,000 educators and staff in Utah public and higher education.