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Donna Law - Southern Utah University. Cedar City, UT, US

Donna Law Donna Law

Executive Director of Development and Government Relations | Southern Utah University


Specializing in legislative and regulatory policy, arts and non-profit management, and fund-raising in higher education


Donna Law is the Executive Director of Development and Government Relations at Southern Utah University. Previously, she also directed the non-partisan Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service. She enjoys the opportunity to teach as an adjunct in the Master of Interdisciplinary Studies and Arts Administration programs at SUU.

With a background in communication, public relations and marketing, Law now serves as a liaison between SUU and the Utah State Legislature on issues related to higher education.

In addition to her work at the University, she is involved with a number of boards and committees. Law is a member of the Utah Transportation Commission. In 2011, Governor Gary Herbert appointed her to the board of Utah Arts and Museums. She has served as board member and vice-president of the Shakespeare Theatre Association of America, chair of the Cedar City/Brian Head Tourism Board and the Iron County Lodging Association.

In 2005, Cedar City Chamber of Commerce has also recognized Law as Woman of the Year.

Law earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Western Governors University and a Master of Art in Arts Administration from Southern Utah University.






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Industry Expertise (5)


Public Relations and Communications


Government Relations

Writing and Editing

Areas of Expertise (14)

Non-Profit Administration

Fund-raising in Higher Education

Utah Politics

Utah Legislative Body

Utah Government Relations

Public Relations in Higher Education

Public Relations

Politcal Work

Legislative and Regulatory Policy


Government Relations

Government & Politics

Donor Relations

Arts Administration

Education (2)

Western Governors University: B.S., Business Administration

Southern Utah University: M.A., Arts Administration

Accomplishments (2)

Woman of the Year (professional)

Cedar City Chamber of Commerce, 2005

VolunTourism Award (professional)

Pony Express Territory - Nevada Commission on Tourism

Affiliations (5)

  • Utah Division of Arts & Museums
  • Shakespeare Theatre Association of America
  • Utah Arts Council
  • Grand Circle Association
  • Cedar City Brian Head Tourism Bureau

Media Appearances (5)

SUU Secures Final Funding for Child and Family Development Center

St. George News  online


“I know of few people who would put their own convenience and comfort aside to meet the greatest need of a student population,” said Donna Law, executive director of development and government relations at SUU. “However, this is the case for the Wyatts, who have also made a personal gift to the project and have asked our facilities management team to have the Center ready as soon as possible.”

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3 Utah Programs Help Provide Professional Clothing for People Seeking to Enter Workplace

Deseret News  online

When Donna Law was prepping Southern Utah University students for their internships at the state Capitol two years ago, there was one issue in particular that created some anxiety: what or what not to wear?

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Navigating Through Cancer Treatment with Less Fear

KSL News  online


The days after a cancer diagnosis can be a scary, vulnerable time and definitely not a time to be caught in a maze. One Cedar City woman navigated her way through breast cancer surgery and treatment with special guidance.

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New Executive Director to Guide SUU’s Leavitt Center

SUU News  online


Southern Utah University is excited to announce Donna Law as the new executive director for the Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics & Public Service. Law previously served as director of government relations at SUU but will now transfer to the Leavitt Center to lead the student group that is dedicated to preparing SUU students to serve and political and democratic service.

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New SUU Program to Help Dress Students for Success

The Spectrum  online


A new Southern Utah University program is working to ensure students are dressed for success. The average SUU student can spend up to $6,000 each semester on tuition, fees and textbooks, according to a 2016 estimate provided by the university. These expenses — on top of other bills, such as rent and gas — often leave little extra spending money to invest in a professional wardrobe.

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