SALT LAKE CITY (Oct. 18, 2018) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement after the Utah Senate's confirmation of Mike Haddon as the new executive director of the Utah Department of Corrections:
“Mike Haddon is dedicated to helping people lead better lives and prepare to be productive citizens. He is a hard worker, but beyond that, he has a high level of expertise that will be instrumental in overseeing the completion of the new corrections facility in the Northwestern Quadrant."
Haddon was appointed deputy director to the Utah Department of Corrections in January 2007, and again in 2013. He has also served as director of research for the Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice and the Utah Sentencing Commission. He received his bachelor's degree in political science with a minor in economics from Boise State University. He has a master's degree in Public Administration with an emphasis on criminal justice administration from the University of Utah.