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Utah State University
5005 Old Main Hill
Logan , Utah 84322
United States

Company Description: Founded in 1888 as Utah's land-grant college, Utah State University now serves nearly 23,000 full-time students as and was ranked by The Carnegie Foundation in the...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    Cache Valley Center
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MODERATOR:    Joyce ..., 25 July 2011 [cached]
MODERATOR:    Joyce Albrecht, Utah State University
Salt Lake Tribune - Utah, 31 Jan 2005 [cached]
Joyce Albrecht is leaving her job as USU's associate vice president of development to work part time in development so she can help her husband."He loves Utah State," she says.
It was a sensitive standoff, pitting the school's need to protect the academic integrity of the gift and the donor's good name against the desires of the church, says Peterson, who with Albrecht represented the university in negotiations.
USU sociology professor Richard Krannich says Albrecht takes a researcher's approach to decisions, consulting those involved, scouring the data and then making informed choices.
Albrecht is well aware of the expectations."There's probably no one who better understands the grade of the mountain we need to climb and how high that mountain is," Albrecht says.
Cache Valley Magazine, 1 May 2007 [cached]
First lady Joyce Albrecht, who has been married to Stan for 11 years ("We are probably past the newlywed stage by now ...
The Associate Vice President of University Advancement, Joyce says her position has given her the opportunity to work closely with her husband. By sharing this experience, the couple has been able to remain close through what can be called a demanding occupation, she says. "We looked at this as a team effort - something we could do together," Joyce says. "Sharing a presidency is very rewarding ... And we are fortunate to share this experience." After making his first appearance at USU in 1970 as an assistant professor in sociology, the Brigham Young University and Washington State University sociology graduate left Logan in 1974 not to return until the early 1990s as a visiting professor. During his time away, Albrecht taught at BYU and the State University of New York at Albany. He also served in administrative positions at BYU. In 1993, the Utah native moved to the southeastern part of the United States as a research professor at the University of Florida. He says he thought he would finish out his career in Gainesville, where he was an affiliate professor and later a professor and associate chair. But in 1998, Albrecht received a request from USU to fill an open position for the dean of the college of humanities, arts and social sciences. He refused - at first. However, when friends and other "people who cared" heard he had refused the offer from Utah State, they started making phone calls reminding him "how special" USU is, Albrecht says. The support and encouragement from these people eventually motivated him to return to Cache Valley as dean of HASS. "Utah State University is fortunate to attract so many outstanding students," he says. Albrecht was later promoted to executive vice president and provost at USU before being appointed as the president of the university when Hall left to take over at State University of New York at Albany.
"I have the best job in the world," concedes Albrecht, admitting, however, that he does miss teaching on a regular basis. "Maybe when I finish this I will go back to teaching." The average day for Albrecht consists of an early morning breakfast with the Community Cabinet, university donors, faculty or students. He says he is usually in his Old Main office by 7:30 a.m., where he begins a marathon day of meetings with numerous groups of people. And his work rarely ends when he leaves the hill. On average, Albrecht says he and Joyce entertain at their home 25 nights a month. And when they're not entertaining there, he and the first lady are usually working as ambassadors for the university in other cities, states or countries. "There is not a lot of downtime," Albrecht says. "There is not a lot of time for personal time." Joyce agrees. "The pace of the position can be overwhelming," she says - adding that sharing this "experience and its successes" with her husband is helpful. After nearly a year-and-a-half as USU president, the 64-year-old Albrecht says the most challenging time during his tenure came on Sept. 26, 2005, when eight students and one faculty member were killed in a van accident while traveling home from a field trip in Box Elder County. The incident has been keyed by many (including Joyce) as "one of the most difficult times in USU history." However, there could not have been a better man directing the university at the time of this tragedy, Joyce says. Her husband is a compassionate person who was able to personally extend love and comfort to the families of the victims, while also keeping the university on course, she says. "His leadership during this difficult time was amazing," Joyce reflects.
In addition to his leadership skills during a trying time, Joyce says the president has a clear understanding of USU - past, present and future - and its challenges and aspirations. He surrounds himself with "good people," who work hard, she says, and he has the "ability to build a consensus" among his colleagues. Albrecht may have an idea that not everyone agrees with, she explains, but is usually able to "get everyone on board." But most importantly, Joyce says, "As long as Stan is president, students will always come first." Albrecht himself admits when he is having a rough day, he is revitalized through the students at USU: "I talk with the kids and life is good," he says. While he spends most of his waking hours living and breathing Utah State University, there is at least one thing Albrecht still finds time to do since he had to give up golfing, fishing and reading. He continues to garden - a hobby he developed while growing up in rural Fremont, Utah. "I like to grow things," he says. "There is something satisfying about digging in the soil." Right now, Albrecht says his gardening consists of 18 varieties of heirloom tomato plants. "He finds satisfaction and peace in returning to his background," Joyce explains. Although still early in his tenure, Albrecht has big plans for the future of Utah State University. First and foremost, he is working to expand the "USU system" with small campuses throughout the state, including Uintah Basin, Tooele and Brigham City. He says this will create "opportunities for individuals in other areas of the state" to attend USU. Albrecht also intends on stabilizing enrollment at the university (enrollment for the fall 2006 freshman class is already up 12 percent), as well as the budget. He's working on a capital campaign to raise more private funds for the university, and there is also a "large building project that needs to be finished," he notes. In addition, Albrecht has intentions of expanding Innovation Campus. "Stan is working his hardest to make the USU experience accessible to all who are qualified to come here," Joyce says.
Distinguished Service Award: Joyce ..., 17 Aug 2012 [cached]
Distinguished Service Award: Joyce Albrecht
Mrs. Joyce Albrecht is the first lady of Utah State University and Development Director for the Caine College of the Arts. She brings nearly 35 years of administrative experience in higher education from two different states to her positions.
Joyce began her professional career at Brigham Young University, where she worked for 25 years and was recognized with the Ben E. Lewis Management Award. During this time she provided 15 years of administrative oversight for the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters as Fiscal Officer and General Secretary. In 1995, Joyce moved to Gainesville, Florida giving her the opportunity to work for the University of Florida Foundation, which ultimately exceeded its $1 billion dollar campaign goal.
In addition to her outstanding contributions professionally, community service has always been an important priority for Joyce. She volunteered countless hours at the University of Florida Shands Cancer Center and was recognized with the Outstanding Volunteer Award from Hope Loge, a home-away-from- home for cancer survivors.
Since her husband's assumption of the presidency at Utah State University in February 2005, Joyce has made students her top priority, hosting them at the President's House and tirelessly working to raise scholarship funds. The teas she has hosted throughout the state have raised much-needed scholarship dollars for the university's Women's Center.
When Utah State University embarked on its first comprehensive capital campaign, Joyce continued to contribute to development through her stewardship of donors and assumed the position of Development Director for the Caine College of the Arts, a newly-formed college which has greatly benefitted from her expertise and leadership. Since the beginning of the campaign, over $30 million has been raised for student scholarships, faculty, and program support for the arts.
Continuing with her life-long tradition of community service, Joyce currently serves on the boards of the Cache Valley Center for the Arts, the Sunshine Terrace Foundation, and Intermountain Health Care of Logan.
In her free time, Joyce enjoys reading, spending quiet time with her husband at their Florida home, and picnics in the park with her twelve grandchildren.
NEWS UPDATE, 1 Jan 2005 [cached]
Albrecht is married to Joyce Albrecht, Utah State's current associate vice president for University Advancement.
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