National Advisory Council
Sue Cox attended Dixie College, where she gained an appreciation for the fine arts, family education, and science, thanks to the influence of many members of Dixie’s gifted faculty. By performing in theater productions as a member of the Program Bureau and the theatre department, Sue developed a deep loyalty and devotion to Dixie and was determined to make a difference at her college and in the community.
After earning an associate degree at Dixie College, Sue attended Brigham Young University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in Education. Shortly after graduating, Sue served an LDS mission in Lima, Peru, where she gained experience that shaped her perspective on the world. Upon her return, she met and married Mervyn Cox, an orthodontist who was practicing in St. George. Sue firmly believes that the ultimate purpose of the arts is to lift and inspire. When Dixie College desperately needed a larger facility to meet the needs of a growing cultural audience in the 1980’s, the Cox family was happy to contribute to a cause important to them. Their generous donation made the 1,200 seat M.K. Cox Auditorium a reality.
Motivated in part by Mervyn’s love for his profession, the couple helped fund the establishment of the dental hygiene program at Dixie College, contributed to the creation of a mobile dental unit as well as the Mervyn K. and Sue Cost Dental Hygiene Clinic. Upon his passing, the Cox family also established the Dr. Mervyn Cox Dental Hygiene Scholarship Fund.
Sue has also offered her time and talents as a member of multiple campus and community boards. Sue continues to preserve Mervyn’s legacy and is grateful for their 12 marvelous children and 56 grandchildren.