Dr. Cameron K. Martin Named President of Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions

by | Dec 12, 2022 | home feature, News

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New president Dr. Cameron Martin and spouse with Founding President Dr. Richard P. Nielsen and spouse and Board of Trustees Chair Dr. Michael Skurja and spouse.
Newly selected RMU President Dr. Cameron K. Martin (center) with Founding President Dr. Richard P. Nielsen (left) and RMU Co-Founder and Board of Trustees Chair Dr. Michael Skurja (right) and spouses.

RMU continues 24 years of success with visionary leader bringing  educational acumen, exceptional leadership, innovative solutions

PROVO, Utah, December 12, 2022 – The Board of Trustees of Rocky Mountain University (RMU) announced today that Dr. Cameron K. Martin has been selected to serve as the second president of the University, effective January 1, 2023. Martin had previously served as vice president of operations and chief of staff at RMU.

“The RMU Board of Trustees and campus community have complete confidence in the abilities and vision of President Cameron K. Martin,” said Dr. Michael Skurja, board chair. “Dr. Martin exemplifies the culture of RMU to put people first, and he strongly believes in the University’s mission and all of our graduate students. Building upon 24 successful years of RMU’s advancing healthcare throughout the nation, President Martin will continue RMU’s positive trajectory through his exceptional leadership, educational acumen, and innovative solutions to take RMU to new heights.”

Martin brings vast experience in higher education to the Office of the President. Before joining RMU in 2020 as VP of operations and chief of staff for RMU Founding President Richard P. Nielsen, Martin served as vice president of University Relations, assistant to the president, and alumni director at Utah Valley University. He also worked as an associate commissioner in the Utah System of Higher Education.

“RMU is perfectly aligned and positioned to meet the graduate educational healthcare needs throughout our nation,” Martin said. “I am deeply humbled to lead and build upon RMU’s mission and vision to improve the human condition. Serving with the phenomenal faculty, staff, and students at this dynamic institution, we will together further elevate the prominence and stature of our advanced modern healthcare curriculum, experiential learning, and world-class facilities.”

Martin’s areas of focus include strengthening and strategically expanding RMU’s graduate healthcare programs, enhancing engagement with industry partners throughout Utah and the nation to meet workforce needs, and elevating RMU’s reputation for healthcare excellence across the country.

President Martin earned a bachelor’s degree in political science, a master’s degree in public administration, and a doctorate in educational leadership, all from Brigham Young University. He and his wife, Julie Kerr Martin, have three daughters.