Kristian Olsen [Courtesy photo]

Utah State University Moab campus will see a change in leadership, as Associate Vice President Lianna Etchberger announced her retirement after holding the position since 2017. USU announced that USU Blanding Associate Vice President Kristian Olsen will lead both USU Blanding and USU Moab effective July 1. 

During her tenure, Etchberger helped facilitate the construction of USU Moab’s newly opened campus and helped navigate the school through the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“I am humbled by this opportunity,” Olsen said in a press release. “Lianna has done an outstanding job leading USU Moab and my goal is to work with the great faculty and staff in Moab to build upon the foundation she has laid. I look forward to working with Samantha and all those at USU Moab as we continue this work that allows us to truly impact lives.”

Samantha Campbell. [Courtesy photo]

Moab native Samantha Campbell will be promoted to USU Moab associate campus director in addition to her role as director of students.

“Samantha has been a mainstay at USU Moab for more than a decade and is well deserving of this promotion,” said Rich Etchberger, interim vice president for Statewide Campuses. “Samantha represents Moab to the core. She will continue to put Moab first and will maintain and build positive relationships to benefit the wonderful region of Grand County.”

This article was updated to reflect that USU Moab is a campus, not an extension of Utah State University.