F. Ann Millner

F. Ann Millner was the 11th president of Weber State University from 2002 to 2012. She was appointed to this role after 20 years of serving the university as an educator and administrator. She is currently a Republican Senator for Utah's 18th District.

Ann Millner
Member of the Utah Senate
from the 18th district
Assumed office
Preceded by Stuart Reid
Personal details
Political party Republican Party
Residence Ogden, Utah
Alma mater University of Utah
Occupation Regent Professor
Religion The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church)


Millner received a B.S. in Education from the University of Tennessee, an M.S. in Allied Health Education and Management from Southwest Texas State University, and an Ed.D. in Educational Administration from Brigham Young University (BYU) in 1986.[1][2]

Millner then worked in a variety of positions at educational institutions. She was Education Coordinator of the Medical Technology Program at Vanderbilt University, Instructional Developer in Medical Technology at Thomas Jefferson University, a Lecturer at the School of Health Professions, Southwest Texas State University, and Associate Director of Continuing Education at the Edmonda Campus of Gwynedd Mercy College. She began employment at Weber State College in 1982, and held such positions as Director of Outreach Education in the School of Allied Health Sciences, Assistant Vice President for Community Partnerships, Associate Dean of Continuing Education, and in 1993 she became Vice President for University Relations.[1]

Millner has been involved in various community and academic organizations. She is the current chair of the Utah Campus Compact and a board member for Intermountain Health Care, the Ogden/Weber Chamber of Commerce, the Weber Economic Development Corporation, and Coalition for Utah's Future. She has been a member of the NCAA I-AA/I-AAA Presidential Advisory Group, the Council of State Representatives for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, and the Ogden Rotary Club.[3]

Political career

In 2014, Millner ran for the State Senate seat in Utah's 18th district. She defeated Democrat Mat Wenzel, and has been serving as a Senator since 2015.[4] In the Senate, Millner sits on the following committees:[5]

Election results

2014 Utah State Senate election District 18
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ann Millner 11,603 73.6
Democratic Mat Wenzel 4,155 26.4



2016 sponsored bills

Bill Title and Number Bill Status
S.B. 41 Appointment of County Assessors Governor Signed 3/25/2016
S.B. 51 Teacher Leader Role Governor Signed 3/28/2016
S.B. 67 Partnerships for Student Success Governor Signed 3/28/2016
S.B. 78 State Board of Education Candidate Selection Governor Signed 3/17/2016
S.B. 101 High Quality School Readiness Program Expansion Governor Signed 3/28/2016
S.B. 103 Strategic Workforce Investments Governor Signed 3/28/2016
S.B. 109 School and Institutional Trust Lands Amendments Governor Signed 3/22/2016
S.B. 149 School Grading Modifications Governor Signed 3/28/2016
S.B. 166 Utah Science, Technology, and Research Modifications Governor Signed 3/23/2016
S.B. 191 School Turnaround and Leadership Development Act Amendments Governor Signed 3/23/2016
S.J.R. 12 Proposal to Amend Utah Constitution -- Changes to School Funds Senate/To Lieutenant Governor 3/16/2016


Notable legislation

During Utah's 2016 legislative session, the Senate passed Senate Bill 149, sponsored by Millner, which will allow Utah's grading system to adjust automatically as student proficiency improves.[7]


  1. 1 2 "Ann Millner Named President of WSU". News & Archive. Weber State University. 2002. Retrieved 2009-07-09.
  2. "Critical Components of Successful Continuing Education Development Operations". Google books. Retrieved 2009-07-09.
  3. "Biography". President F. Ann Millner. Weber State University. Retrieved 2009-07-09.
  4. 1 2 "Utah State Senate District 18 - Ballotpedia". ballotpedia.org. Retrieved 2016-03-31.
  5. "District 18 Senator - Utah State Senate". senate.utah.gov. Retrieved 2016-03-31.
  6. "2016 -- Legislation(Senate)". le.utah.gov. Retrieved 2016-03-31.
  7. Romney, Ginny. "Utah PolitiLinks: Review of midnight end to 2016 legislative session". DeseretNews.com. Retrieved 2016-03-31.
Academic offices
Preceded by
Paul H. Thompson
President of Weber State University
2002 2012
Succeeded by
Charles A. Wight
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