Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
FILE- Gov. Gary Herbert speaks during a 20th anniversary celebration for the Utah Department of Workforce Services in Salt Lake City on Thursday, June 29, 2017. Gov.​ ​Gary​ ​R.​ ​Herbert​ has​ ​appointed​ ​Chyleen​ ​Arbon​ ​as​ ​chairwoman ​of​ ​the Utah​ ​Board​ ​of​ ​Pardons​ ​and​ ​Parole.​ ​ 

SALT​ ​LAKE​ ​CITY​ — ​Gov.​ ​Gary​ ​R.​ ​Herbert​ has​ ​appointed​ ​Chyleen​ ​Arbon​ ​as​ ​chairwoman ​of​ ​the Utah​ ​Board​ ​of​ ​Pardons​ ​and​ ​Parole.​ ​

Arbon​ ​succeeds​ ​Angela​ ​Micklos,​ ​who​ ​has​ ​served​ ​as​ ​chair​woman ​since​ ​2014. Since​ ​ Herbert​ ​began​ ​making​ ​appointments​ ​to​ ​the​ ​board​ ​in​ ​2009,​ ​he​ ​has​ ​chosen​ ​to​ ​rotate​ ​the leadership​ ​role​ ​between​ ​members​ ​every​ ​three​ ​to​ ​four​ ​years.​ ​Micklos​ ​will​ ​continue​ ​to​ ​serve​ ​as​ ​a​ ​member​ ​of the​ ​board.

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​Arbon​ ​was​ ​appointed​ ​to​ ​the​ ​board​​ ​in​ ​2012.​ ​She​ ​previously​ ​worked​ ​as​ ​a policy​ ​analyst​ ​for​ ​the​ ​Utah​ ​Office​ ​of​ ​Legislative​ ​Research​ ​and​ ​General​ ​Counsel​ ​and​ ​as​ ​a​ ​professor​ ​at​ ​both Brigham​ ​Young​ ​University​ ​and​ ​the​ ​University​ ​of​ ​Utah.​ ​

Arbon​, who ​currently​ ​serves​ ​as​ ​an​ ​adjunct​ ​professor​ ​at the​ ​U.​, ​holds​ ​a​ ​bachelor’s ​in​ ​English​, an​ ​master’s in public administration​ ​from​ ​BYU ​and​ ​a doctorate​ ​in​ ​political​ ​science from​ ​the​ ​U.