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

Donna Law

Associate Vice President, Community & 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 directed the non-partisan Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service on campus. 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. In 2016, former Utah Governor Gary Herbert appointed Law to the Utah Transportation Commission and she previously served as chair and on the board of the Utah Office of Museum Services. 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, and currently serves on Cedar City's RAP Tax Board.

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

Law earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Western Governors University and a master's degree in arts administration from Southern Utah University.







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Career Prep: Jordan talks about his time as a grad student in the Arts Administration program.


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 (4)

Advisor of the Year (professional)

Southern Utah University Thunderbird Awards, 2017

Certified Change Leader (professional)

Utah Division of Arts & Museums, 2006

Woman of the Year (professional)

Cedar City Chamber of Commerce, 2005

VolunTourism Award (professional)

Pony Express Territory - Nevada Commission on Tourism

Affiliations (8)

  • Cedar City Brian Head Tourism Bureau
  • Iron County Republican Women
  • Grand Circle Association
  • Power in Pink - Utah
  • Shakespeare Theatre Association of America
  • Utah Arts Council
  • Utah Division of Arts & Museums
  • Utah Transportation Commission

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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Courses (1)

INDS 6411 - Non-Profit Management

This course provides an introduction to the strategies, techniques, and requirements for managing a non-profit organization. Students will focus on four primary categories aligned with non-profit management: 1) Fundraising; 2) Financial Management; 3) Organizational Management; and 4) Program Development.