Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions Names Stephen Whyte as New Vice President of Communications, Marketing & Enrollment

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Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (RMUoHP) has appointed Stephen L. Whyte as the new Vice President of Communications, Marketing & Enrollment effective December 1, 2021.

“We are very blessed to have Stephen join the RMUoHP family,” said Founding President/CEO Richard P. Nielsen, PT, DHSc, ECS. “His extensive academic background and national communication expertise will further help position RMUoHP as a national leader in healthcare education. The respect he has earned from the business, professional, higher education, and political arenas across the state will be an incredible addition as we work to fulfill the university’s mission and vision.”

“Healthcare is one of the most pressing needs and opportunities in society today. The demand to educate the next generation of medical professionals has never been greater,” said Whyte. “I am honored to be given the opportunity to join the talented team of professionals at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. RMUoHP’s successful track record is transforming the healthcare industry by effectively educating our future healthcare providers. I look forward to working with the university’s visionary team to bring increased visibility to this dynamic institution and the outstanding students, talented faculty and staff, and wonderful programs that are the heart of RMUoHP.”

Whyte’s experience in strategic communication has been valuable in delivering effective leadership and enrollment expertise in higher education and business for over two decades.

In his prior roles at Utah Valley University, the state’s largest public university, he oversaw the university’s communication, marketing, government and community relations as Associate Vice President of University Relations and University Marketing & Communications. He was also a tenured public relations professor and undergraduate academic public relations program coordinator leading the program to national acclaim. 

“Hiring Stephen Whyte is a game changer for RMUoHP,” said Cameron Martin, PhD, Vice President of Operations and Chief of Staff. “He is an incredibly talented leader who will help elevate RMUoHP’s impact in our community and national influence as a premier graduate healthcare higher education institution.”

Whyte complements his academic experience with extensive corporate communications experience, with previous positions in New York City and Washington, DC. Additionally, he was recently elected to serve in the Utah House of Representatives.

Whyte earned a bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in business management and a master’s degree in public administration from Brigham Young University. He and his wife, Roxane, have five children.