Board of Trustees


The Board of Trustees of the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration meets several times annually to review and consider all trust lands business. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend all meetings. Please Note: Meetings are subject to change, please visit the Utah Public Notice website for current meetings and agendas.

January 9 | Salt Lake City | Meeting Agenda
February 22 | Salt Lake City | Meeting Agenda
March 20 | Salt Lake City | Meeting Agenda
April 9-10 | St. George | Meeting Agenda
May 8 | Salt Lake City | Meeting Agenda
June 12 | Salt Lake City | Meeting Agenda
August 14 | Salt Lake City | Meeting Agenda
September 10-11 | Richfield | Meeting Agenda
October 9 | Salt Lake City | Meeting Agenda
November 13 | Salt Lake City
December | No Meeting Scheduled


Six trustees are appointed to six-year terms by the governor, who makes the appointments from a list of nominees supplied to him from a nominating committee. The seventh at-large member of the Board of Trustees is appointed at the pleasure of the Governor. The Board of Trustees selects its officers from within its ranks.

Lonnie M. Bullard
Chairman of the Board, Jacobsen Construction Company
Background: Finance, Real Estate Development and Commercial Construction
Farmington, Utah
Term Expires: Jun 30, 2020
Roger E. Barrus
Vice Chairman
Background: Oil and gas, real estate development, business management, and legislative service
Centerville, Utah
Term Expires: Jun 30, 2021
Scott O. Ruppe
Chief Financial Officer, Brady Trucking
Background: Business and water rights issues
Vernal, Utah
Term Expires: Jun 30, 2019
Donald G. Foot
President and CEO Veragold Corporation
Background: Metallurgical engineer, corporate development and management.
Fruit Heights, Utah
Term Expires: Jun 30, 2022
W. Richards Woodbury
Woodbury Corporation
Background: Real estate development, planning and management.
Term Expires: Jun 30, 2023
David Donegan
Senior Vice President of Sinclair Oil & Gas Company (SOGC)
Background: Board Member of SOGC and Wolf Midstream Company which developed and operates a crude gathering system in West Texas.
Term Expires: Jun 30, 2024
Michael Mower
Deputy Chief of Staff and State Planning Coordinator in the Governor's Office
Background: Coordinating state planning and public lands initiatives
Salt Lake City, Utah

Term does not expire; serves at the pleasure of the governor.
Lisa Jones
Executive Assistant to the Board