Brad L. Mortensen was named the 13th president of Weber State University in December 2018. Mortensen joined Weber State in 2004 as Associate Vice President for Support and Government Relations. Beginning in 2007, Mortensen served as Vice President of University Advancement for 11 years. As vice president, he developed partnerships and philanthropic resources to promote educational access, student success, inclusiveness, and faculty/staff vitality.
He led communication for strategic efforts to strengthen alumni and community connections, and in 2018 he began guiding Weber State's efforts to support regional economic development. Active with several Northern Utah organizations, he has chaired the Ogden-Weber Chamber of Commerce and United Way of Northern Utah. Utah Business recognized him as 2018 CXO of the Year.
His professional endeavors include the Utah System of Higher Education, Utah Governor's Office, Arizona legislature, and two policy fellowships. Mortensen earned a bachelor's degree from Utah State University, a master's degree from Syracuse University, and a doctoral degree from the University of Utah.
Orginally from Lyman, Idaho, Mortensen and his wife Camille are the parents of four children, including one who graduated from Weber State, and another who plans to attend in fall 2019.