Utah State University has announced plans to name its alumni house in honor of Elder David B. Haight, a member of the Council of the Twelve of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The university will award Elder Haight its presidential citation and formally announce the new name for the building during a dinner and reception in his honor May 23.USU President Stanford Cazier said the home was built on campus nearly 100 years ago and it served as a home for USU presidents until recently. Then it was remodeled as an office and social center for the USU Alumni Association.
The school will use a gift from Huntsman Chemical Corp. to add a large dining and meeting wing to the structure, he said.
Elder Haight attended USU from 1925 to 1928. He had a distinguished career in business and civic activity, serving two terms as mayor of Palo Alto, Calif. He was an assistant to the Twelve until 1976, when he became a member of the Council.
He received the USU Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1978 and presently serves on the university president's National Advisory Board.