The Board of Trustees of the Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine (Noorda-COM) have announced the national search for the next President and Chief Executive Officer of Utah’s newest medical school.  Applications are currently being accepted for this position.

A Presidential Prospectus is provided below which includes an overview of Noorda-COM, the position of President and CEO, the search timeline, and other information related to the search process.  Candidates for this position must meet the requirements of the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) which are outlined in the Prospectus.

In addition to the responsibilities and core competencies identified in the Prospectus, those considering this position must demonstrate how their experience and accomplishments relate directly to the following unique qualities Noorda-COM seeks for its next President and Chief Executive Officer, which include:

  • Strong sense of business operations.
  • Ability to work well with the academic dean and the leadership team.
  • Understanding of and ability to integrate into the local stakeholder community (donor, political, medical, and business).
  • Senior level academic or healthcare experience with preference to experience with accreditation process.
  • Flexibility needed to handle a start-up organization.

Input and questions regarding the search may be submitted to the search committee via email at:


David Sorensen, Chair
Director of Human Resources

Schyler Richards, Co-chair
Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Francis Gibson
Chair, Board of Trustees

Alejandro Rojas-Sosa
Chief Financial Officer

Lynsey Drew, DO
Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs

Heather Kahlert
Board of Trustees Member

Jonora Searles
Board of Trustees Member

Former Utah Governor Gary Herbert
Community Member

Jennifer Brown
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

Leslie Manley
Faculty Council Chair

Christina Twelves
Chairs, Manager, and Directors Council Chair

Kristy Watters
Coordinators and Administrative Professionals Council Chair

Brittney Harrell
Student Government Association President

Cassandra Bovee
Student Government Association Vice President


Applications should include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, or resume, and contact information for five professional references.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received and should be submitted prior to October 15, 2021, to receive full consideration.

Applications should be submitted electronically to:

David Sorensen, Director of Human Resources and Search Committee Chair
385.378.5502 (Office)     208.339.1861 (Cell)


Details on the position of President and CEO, Noorda-COM, and the search process are available here.