Orville D. Carnahan, retired president of Salt Lake Community College, has been named director of the fund-raising arm of the Salt Lake School District.
Carnahan was named to the top position of the Salt Lake Education Foundation this week by the Salt Lake Board of Education. He replaces Olene Walker, who resigned to become director of the state Division of Community Development.The foundation solicits funds, grants and services for Salt Lake schools. Carnahan's new position also includes lobbying efforts at the Utah Legislature.
Superintendent John W. Bennion said Carnahan brings a lengthy resume in education to the district, including nine years as president of the community college. "He is in the unusual position to be helpful with the foundation and as a liasion for the state Legislature."
Carnahan retired as SLCC president June 30, 1990. He has also served as president of Southern Utah State College and an associate commissioner of higher education.