We would like to announce the retirement of our dear friend Glendon Mitchell, Director of Procurement. Retirement is a time to look back with satisfaction, look ahead with anticipation, and it is a time to fill each day with enjoyment. Congratulations on your may years of service to the University of Utah! We wish you the best of luck with all of your future endeavors.
After college, Glendon started his career as a retail store manager for a Utah chain. Later he worked for the same corporation as a category manager/buyer. Then, after a relatively short stay as grocery buyer, Glendon moved to the public sector as the equivalent of a Sr. Buyer for the State of Utah. Later he joined Salt Lake County as their Purchasing Associate Director. In 2012 Glendon joined the University of Utah as a Purchasing Associate Director and had a lot of fun trying to mitigate drastic changes to Utah procurement law and then implementing resulting changes. He became the Director of Procurement and Contracting Services in March 2016 and has enjoyed working with a top-notch team as well as dedicated campus constituents across campus.
Glendon is married and has four adult children, and 12 grandchildren.
His short-term retirement plans include caring for an aging parent and catching up with family and friends.
“It has been an honor and joy to work with Glendon and I will miss having him as part of my leadership team. He’s leaving really big shoes to fill!” Theresa Ashman
“Many thanks for the great partnerships and collaboration from the campus community. I recognize and appreciate your support to the dedicated team of professionals in our newly expanded department. Wishing the best for the continued growth and successes of the University. “ – Glendon Mitchell
Join us for Glendon’s retirement party on April 1st at 1:00 PM in the University Guest House. Click here for invitation and parking information.