College of Nursing

Honored Alumnus 2004

Roger Brooks Buxton

Roger Brooks Buxton

Roger Brooks Buxton has had an extensive career as a nurse and administrator. He worked 10 years in the Thoracic ICU at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. While there,he was assistant head nurse for five years and lead the development of the first LDS Hospital intra aortic balloon pump team and participated with Life Flight for fixed wing air transport of circulatory supported patients. He managed the LDS

Hospital MSICU for five years. He managed the Cottonwood Hospital staffing office, PRN pool, and special projects. He was director of Nursing Information Systems for the Urban Central Region of Intermountain Health Care for more than 10 years and currently works with the IHC Health Data Dictionary team.

Roger served nine years on the Utah State Board of Nursing in various leadership position and five years on the Utah State Recovery Assistance Program for impaired Professionals.

He earned an assoicate's degree and bachelors degree in nursing from BYU in 1976 and 1979 and a master's degree in nursing administration from the University of Utah in 1992. Roger is currently serving as Chairman of the College of Nursing Alumni Board and as College Director for the BYU Alumni Board.

He and his wife Johanna have four children and live in West Valley City, Utah.

Past Honorees

 
  • 1995 Patricia Isaacs
  • 1994 Myrna Warnick
  • 1993 Rae Jeanne Memmott
  • 1992 Jennie Van Drimmelen
  • 1991 Chloe Tillery
  • 1990 Rayola Anderson
  • 1989 Lucie Ann Campbell Jarrett
  • 1988 Jewel Bartholomew
  • 1987 Rich Porter Dean
  • 1986 Sue Ann Christensen
  • 1985 Mary Ann Young
  • 1984 Susan Gardner
  • 1982 Mary Ellen Edmunds
  • 1980 Leslee A. Swendsen Boss
  • 1976 June Leifson