The National Council of Community College Business Officials has tapped a Utah Valley Community College administrator as the organization's Western Regional Outstanding Business Officer.

Dick Chappell, the Orem school's vice president of administrative services and planning, is one of 12 regional administrators eligible for the NCCCBO's national business officer award. The recipient of that honor will be announced Dec. 6 in Orlando, Fla.UVCC officials said Chappell's award was well deserved.

"Dr. Chappell has outstanding leadership ability," said school President Kerry Romesburg. "He is an important part of our management team."

Chappell said the honor reflects on the quality of the entire institution and its staff.