Margot C. Kadesch, assistant vice president of Academic Affairs at Westminster College, has been elected chairwoman of the Sugar House Chamber of Commerce board of directors, the first woman to serve in the position.

"Not only is Margot Kadesch the first woman to ever chair the Sugar House Chamber, she is also the 50th person to hold this office," said Lester G. Reese, president.The 215-member Sugar House Chamber was formed in 1938.

In her position, Kadesch will provide direction for the Chamber's programs, make committee assignments and supervise the nine directors in their duties, Reese said. She will also serve as ad hoc member of the various committees and conduct the monthly Chamber meetings and weekly board meetings.

Kadesch graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Utah with a bachelor's degree in English literature and a master's degree in linguistics. She filled a Fulbright Junior

Lectureship to Yugoslavia, where she taught English at the University of Sarajevo.

She also was the American linguistic consultant for the English language teaching division of Longman, Ltd., publishers in Cambridge, England in 1985-86.

Kadesch and her husband, Robert R. Kadesch, a physics professor at the U. are the parents of three children and have six grandchildren.