The Fight for Control of the Huntsman Cancer Institute
Wednesday, we’re talking about a volatile dispute roiling the University of Utah. The school’s president, David Pershing, and University Health Care Director Vivian Lee last week dismissed Mary Beckerle from her position as CEO and director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute. That brought the ire of John Huntsman Sr., the billionaire businessman who helped found the research center. He said Lee and Pershing should be removed from their posts for their actions. Beckerle has since been reinstated, but the story continues to play out.
- Ben Lockhart is a health and human services reporter at the Deseret News.
- Daphne Chen is a reporter at the Deseret News.
- Susan Sheehan is the President and Chief Operating Officer of the Huntsman Cancer Foundation.
- Bill Warren is the chief marketing and communications officer for the University of Utah.