Spencer Jenkins was named CEO and executive director for the Utah Education and Telehealth Network, which operates KUEN in Salt Lake City.
Jenkins succeeds Ray Timothy, who previously announced that he would retire this summer.
“Jenkins stood out above other candidates because of his exceptional experience in working with the Utah State Legislature, other state agencies, and the state’s broad educational community,” said UETN Board Chair Robert Wagner in a news release.
Jenkins most recently worked as chief legislative and student affairs officer for the Utah System of Higher Education. He was also associate commissioner for the state system.
He previously worked as executive director of the Utah Geographic Reference Center and as legislative director for the chief information officer for the state of Utah. He was also executive director of the Utah Republican Party.
“UETN is a proven service model to the state of Utah. Technology plays a more central role than ever in public education and telehealth, especially in reducing barriers for those who come from historically underserved populations,” said Jenkins in the news release. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to build on the distinguished leadership and talent at UETN as we look to serving future innovations.”