James Zimble, M.D. (1933-2012)
USU president from 1991-2004
James Zimble, M.D., the fourth president, was also an amiable leader. The retired vice admiral and former surgeon general of the Navy made daily rounds through USU's corridors to meet all levels of personnel at the university. He also delivered impromptu lessons about military medicine to the university's up-and-coming physicians. During these times, Zimble often drew inspiration from his military service, which includes more than 35 years in the Navy, several deployments, oversight of an integrated worldwide master plan for military medicine, and countless other leadership positions across the globe.