Gerald R. Sherratt Library

Friends of the Library: Board Members

Camille Bradford

Camille, an attorney in Denver, Colorado is the stepdaughter of Howard R. Driggs, one of the founding professors of Branch Normal School. As a result of her efforts, the Howard R. Driggs Collection is housed in SUU's Special Collections. She is active in western history associations and established the Howard R. Driggs Memorial Foundation to preserve the legacy of her stepfather.

Michael Broadbent

Dr. Michael Broadbent is a 1961 graduate of Cedar High School and graduated in 1967 from the College of Southern Utah. He attended the University of Utah for a year and then served in the United States Navy for 2 1/2 years. After his time in the Navy, he earned a master's and doctorate degree in medical physics from UCLA and worked one year at Mt. Sinai Medical Center before starting Hubbard - Broadbent Associates, a Chicago based company specializing in the repair and maintenance of medical x-ray equipment. After 30 years in Chicago, Dr. Broadbent retired in 2010 and moved back to Cedar City where he has dedicated many hours of his time volunteering on numerous projects in the Sherratt Library. Dr. Broadbent is married (Carol) and has five children, three of which reside in Utah, one in Washington, and one in Virginia.

Penny Brown

Penny Brown is a 1984 graduate of Southern Utah University. In 1997 she completed an endorsement in instructional media. Penny served as a member of the Cedar City Public Library Board and served as the chair of the board in 2002 when the ground breaking for the new building was held. She is married to Scott Brown, a retired Cedar City doctor.

Beverly Burgess

Beverly was born and raised on a dairy farm in Hurricane Utah. She married Joe Burgess and is the mother of 4 children. She has worked in the family businesses in the fields of hotels, land development and construction. Beverly has always enjoyed volunteering in community projects. She served as the chairperson for raising money for the new Care and Share Food Pantry and was on the Care and Share Board for six years. She also enjoys volunteering at South Elementary each week. Since her children have grown they have taken her place in the family business and now she gets to spend her time playing with grandchildren, reading, gardening and sewing. It doesn't get much better than that.

Mildred Cardon

has had a life-long association at Southern Utah University. As a child she spent time on the campus playing and or waiting for her father, David L. Sargent, head of the Agriculture Department and later the Biological Department, to complete his day before they headed home to the farm. Mildred accepted the invitation to serve on the Friends Board because she likes to be involved with doing or creating good things. She sees it an opportunity to be involved in a worthwhile cause. She completed her associates at then BAC in 1951. She served as Homecoming Queen and also as Student Body Secretary during her sophomore year. And was awarded the Citizenship Award at Commencement. She met her husband, the late Tom Cardon, while in high school. They raised a family of six boys - Tom, Gene, Mike, Alan, Craig, and Ron. SUU honored her as the Outstanding Alumna in 2004. She served as a secretary in the Iron County School District office from 1982 to 1997. Long involved in community organizations, she served as PTA president, as a member of Canyon Creek Women's Crisis Center Board, the Cedar City Main Street Task Force, Downtown Parking Authority and volunteered with the Utah Summer Games. She served for two-years on the SUU Alumni Council. She supported her husband in the business world and as he served on the City Council and the Iron County Commission. Mildred also has served in numerous teaching and leadership positions with her church.

James B. Case

James grew up in Los Angeles, and graduated from Stanford University in 1950 with a BS in Civil Engineering. After three years in Panama, Costa Rica, and Brazil doing geodetic surveying, interspersed with a two-year stint in the Army, he returned to The Ohio State University where he received the MS and PhD degrees in Geodetic Science. He then went on to the Washington, D.C. area where he spent 11 years with private industry, followed by 17 years as a Physical Scientist with the Defense Mapping Agency performing research and development in photogrammetry. While at DMA he "moonlighted" as the editor of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, the journal of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. Upon retirement from DMA in 1989, he moved to Cedar City where he continued as the technical Editor of PE&RS until some five years ago. Jim is a member of the Western Association of Map Libraries, the California Map Society, the historical societies of Utah, California, and Southern California, and a number of technical and professional societies. He is a member of the Guild of the Utah Shakespearean Festival and the Orchestra of Southern Utah, and is a Friend of the Braithwaite Art Gallery and the Sherratt Library. Jim's wife, Clare, passed away some 27 years ago, and he has a son, Kit, living in northern Virginia.

Helen Englehart

Helen graduated from SUU in Elementary Education and taught second grade and was an elementary librarian and administrator in the Clark County School District in Las Vegas, NV. After her husband's retirement, they went to Southeast Missouri where they ranched for several years. They then came to Cedar City and have volunteered in several activities connected with the Rotary Club such as the Happy Factory.

Diana Graff

Diana is Dean of Library Services and Professor of Library Science emeriti at SUU. She is an active member of the Cedar City Rotary Club and chairs their Dictionary Project. She has five children and enjoys traveling, bowling and spending time at her new cabin on Cedar Mountain.

Georgia Beth Thompson

Georgia began her career at SUU in 1967 as Dean of Women and retired in 2007 as Vice President of Student Services. After retirement she remained active in the community, serving on the Cedar City Council and other community organizations. She returned to SUU in 2012 as Interim Director of the Center for Women and Families.

Jean Truman

is the teacher librarian at Canyon View High School, where she has taught for the past 18 years. She is the CVHS teacher representative over technology, and chairman of her school's Sterling Scholar program. Prior to her position at Canyon View, she was the librarian at Cross Hollows Middle School for two years and South Elementary for three years. A Southern Utah University graduate, Jean has a Masters Degree in Education, and is completing her Reading Endorsement. Jean was the 2005 recipient of the UELMA Library Media Teacher of the Year. She is a former board member of UELMA and a past president and board member of ULMS. Jean's great hope for libraries is that there will always be funding to provide more books, and that each every year someone new will find the book that starts a lifetime of reading.

Evan Vickers

Evan is a pharmacist and owner of Bulloch Drug and Township Pharmacy in Cedar City. He is the state representative for District 72 in the Utah House of Representatives and has also served on the Cedar City Council, Utah Pharmacists Association board of directors, Iron Mission Foundation Board, Cedar City Chamber of Commerce, and Cedar City Lions Club. He has 5 children and enjoys golf, hunting, and fishing in his spare time.

Carol Walker

Carol is a native of Cedar City, with deep roots in Southern Utah. Her great-grandfather, Richard Palmer, immigrated from Wales, Great Britain to Cedar City in 1855 and she and many other descendants are still here. Carol is the wife of Thomas Walker, and mother of four children, and grandmother to 11 grandchildren. The Walker family are all alumni of Southern Utah University and have had successful careers as a result of the great preparation and instruction they received. As a child Carol's dream was to be a teacher. Her desires were fulfilled, and she taught in the Iron County School District for the past 32 years. While teaching, she pursued a Master of Education Degree that was awarded in 2004. She continued to hone her craft by adding a Gifted and Talented Endorsement and an Early Childhood Special Education degree. Carol recently retired from her teaching career this past May. Her future plans are to continue learning, to travel, serve a mission for her church, and continue to be involved in community service and on the Gerald R. Sherratt Friends of the Library Board. Her interests include reading, singing, sewing and family history.