Dixie State University

Risk Management and Safety


We will provide for a safe and healthy environment for the University community in which to learn, work, and create.

We will accomplish our mission through the following main objectives:

  • Identify, evaluate, recover, and reduce or eliminate risks to the University and its stakeholders.
  • Provide creative community education, emergency management and aggressive training.
  • Fire and Life Safety prevention through permit review, inspections, and code compliance.

Our Values: Integrity, Collaboration, Service, Vision, and Transparency


Fire Marshal

Health & Safety


Josh Thayn

Executive Director (Risk/Emergency Manager & Fire Marshal)

Email: jthayn@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-652-7855

Office: FacMan 148


Fire & Life Safety Officer (Deputy Fire Marshal)

Email: @dixie.edu

Phone: 435-652-7722

Office: FacMan 150

Sonja Blea

Administrative Assistant

Email: Sonja.Blea@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-879-4331

Office: FacMan 152