July 21, 2024

New director of Operations seeks to make Eastern better

Kenlee East staff writer Newly named director of operations at Utah State University Eastern, Amy…

Kenlee East
staff writer
Newly named director of operations at Utah State University Eastern, Amy L. Peters, is working to make Eastern a better place.Peters oversees nine departments at USUE the grounds, dining and events service, AIS, distant education, public safety, IT, environmental health, CITI (center for instructional design), the testing center, library and learning commons.
Hired in 2015 as an academic advisor, Peters moved into a leadership position at the LLC. This led to the position she is in now, running the daily operations at USUE. Born and raised in Price, Utah, mother of two children and grandmother to five grand- children, her life is full of excitement. Both of her children live in San Antonio, Texas and she is married to a man who has been in the Air Force for 30 years, making him chief master sergeant. She has moved frequently to the surrounding states of Utah as well as venturing out of the country to Turkey and South Korea. She loves taking her dog on walks and snowmobiling in Huntington Canyon in the winter months.
Her dream vacation would be to New Zealand or Australia, but without the spiders. Peters loves horses and used to have horses, but life got in the way. Since she can’t have any real ones at home, she decorated her of office with pictures and figures so she can still see the
creatures she admires.
A graduate of the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. She earned a bachelor’s in biology then master’s degree, which lead her to the teaching position in curriculum design.
“I am here for you, I love to sit down and hear your stories. If you pass by my office stop in and say hi to me and sit down and tell me your story. I like to be an advocate for people. I care about your wellbeing and will do anything to help. I always encourage students to be what they want to be.”
Advice she would give to students trying to figure out what they want to major in is “take the little assessments that are meant to help you make up your mind. You can get them from college success classes. Be honest with yourself, ask yourself why you choose that major. Are you in it for the money or because you love it? Don’t give up. Education is lifelong. It took me 10 years to get my bachelor’s degree, don’t be afraid to talk to professors and staff.
We are here to help you. We have been in your shoes and are willing to help. Always keep going. It’s always worth trying.”