Andrew C. Peterson

The sixth president of the college was born on September 24, 1870 in Gunnison, Utah and served as president for fifteen years, the second longest presidency in school history.

Peterson was able to develop many new programs and procedures for the school. Under his leadership the curriculum was improved and the college gained recognition for becoming an accredited educational institution.

Peterson was instrumental in increasing faculty salaries, establishing summer school, and starting vocational programs as well as many new courses. He also instituted the student government and expanded the athletic and music programs. However, the greatest achievement of Peterson's tenure may have been the planning and construction of 'Old Main'.