Laura Snow is Senior Advisor in the Office of the President at the University of Utah. She is a veteran higher education administrator with broad and deep experience at Utah’s flagship institution.
She began her profession on the front lines with students as a study abroad and international scholar advisor. She then managed the University’s international programs for the division of Continuing Education before joining the President’s Cabinet as special assistant to the president and secretary to the university, serving as the liaison between university senior leadership and the institution’s Board of Trustees. Recognized for her ability to forge strong relationships with community, alumni, and donors, she was recruited to work in University Advancement, serving as special assistant to the vice president before joining the Academic Affairs team as special assistant to the provost, where she helped develop metrics and strategies to increase enrollment and raise student completion rates. She later returned to the Office of the President as chief of staff and secretary to the university, before moving into her current role as senior advisor.
During her three-decade tenure at Utah, Laura has advised and assisted five university presidents and two interim presidents and staffed and supported six chairs of the Board of Trustees. She has assisted with executive searches and leadership transitions, served as a central coordinator of major decisions and initiatives across campus, including multiple capital campaigns, and dramatic growth of the school’s physical campus. Snow earned a bachelor’s degree in French from the University of Utah, graduating cum laude, and Phi Beta Kappa.