Wilcox Named Business Administrator

The Board of Education approved Leon Wilcox as the District's new Business Administrator, effective immediately. Wilcox has been serving as the Interim Business Administrator and Chief Financial Officer since September 2013. Wilcox brings to the post 20 years of governmental accounting experience, with an emphasis on financial reporting, budgeting, and auditing. As Canyons District' Director of Accounting from 2009-2013, Wilcox was intricately involved with the 2009 division of $1.5 billion in assets of the former Jordan School District, and was responsible for establishing Canyons' original and subsequent budgets. Wilcox, a certified public accountant who earned bachelor's and master's degrees in accounting from Utah State University, worked nine years in the Granite School District and six years in the State Auditor's Office before coming to Canyons.

Wilcox said he is proud of the achievements of the past year, including a one-time employee bonus and steps and lanes and a cost of living salary adjustment on the employee salary schedules.

"I appreciate the confidence the Board has had in me this past year as Interim CFO," Wilcox said. He said that he is looking forward to working with the new superintendency and Board in the years to come.

For more information or to listen to the discussion, please visit BoardDocs and Click Agenda Item 2D.

McGill Appointed Alta High Principal

Brian McGill, who currently is serving as Assistant Principal at Corner Canyon High, was appointed the new Principal at Alta High School. The post is effective immediately.

McGill, who is pursuing a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership, brings a wealth of experience to the post. Before joining the administrative ranks in Canyons District, the Alta High alumnus served as the Principal and Chief Executive Officer of the Academy for Math, Engineering, and Science Early College High School. He also served as Assistant Principal of Elk Ridge Middle School; a school counselor and Administrative Intern at Riverton High School; and as the Manager of College Access and Outreach for the Utah System of Higher Education. McGill has earned a total of three master's degrees in educational administration, educational counseling, and mental health counseling. He has a bachelor's degree in psychology.

"We had excellent applicants," Assistant Superintendent Dr. Kathryn McCarrie told the Board in welcoming McGill. "Brian stands out as being a leader with ... incredible vision for students, not just here and in our high schools, but for what they can achieve upon leaving the high school system.

McGill succeeds Dr. Fidel Montero, who resigned to accept an administrative position at Utah Valley University. He was selected following a competitive hiring process.

Scott Wihongi, who has been serving as Assistant Principal of Murray High School, will replace McGill as assistant principal at Corner Canyon High School. Wihongi has five years of administrative experience and nine years of experience as a science and technology teacher.

For more information or to listen to the discussion, please visit BoardDocs and Click Agenda Item 2D.

Board Action

The Board approved the Consent Agenda, which includes the June Financial Reports; June Board Hire and Termination Reports; Purchasing Bids; and the
Administrative Appointments of Wilcox and McGill.

For more information or to listen to the discussion, please visit BoardDocs and Click Agenda Items 2A-C.
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