Dr. Norman Wright was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer of the  Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine effective February 1, 2022, following a  national search. Prior to his position at the Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine,  he served as the Dean of the Woodbury School of Business at Utah Valley University  for eleven years, leading that institution through the introduction of several new  undergraduate and graduate programs, two accreditation renewals, significant  fundraising, a doubling of the student body and faculty team, creation of a world class advisory board, and building a new 200,000 square foot building. 

Dr. Wright holds a Ph.D. in Management from Wharton as well as an M.A. degree in  Management from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Public Administration  degree and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Brigham Young University. Prior to joining the Woodbury School of Business, Dr. Wright served in academic  administration for nine years in the United Arab Emirates, Nigeria, and Hawaii. 

In addition to his academic work, Dr. Wright maintains close connection with  industry through consulting and board service including with organizations such as  Kahuku Community Hospital, the Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine, Academic  for Creating Enterprise, and Provo City Power.