C. Grant Hurst has been appointed by Gov. Norm Bangerter to the Utah State Board of Education to replace Richard Maxfield, who resigned earlier this month.
Hurst, 50, will represent the Holladay-Cottonwood area of Salt Lake County on the nine-member board. His appointment, announced Tuesday, must still be confirmed by the state Senate.He has worked for Valley Bank & Trust Co. for 30 years and is senior vice president and director of corporate sales. He has served on the Sandy City Council and the Salt Lake County Water Conservancy District.
Hurst is chairman of the Sandy Arts Council, a member of the Utah Opera board, chairman of the Utah State Advisory Committee for Vocational Education, chairman of the Jordan School District Education Foundation and a member of the Salt Lake County Committee on Youth.
"Grant has solid business experience and a sound grasp of the educational challenges facing Utah," the governor said. "I am most impressed with his vast community involvement and expertise and am certain he will be a valued member of the board."
Hurst and his wife, Lucille, have three children and live in Sandy.
Maxfield, who had served on the state board for eight years, is now the liaison between the State Office of Education and five applied technology centers located throughout Utah.