Board of Trustees Message
Message from the Chair Steven J. Lund
On behalf of Utah Valley University’s Board of Trustees, we invite you to visit the
campus and witness the extraordinary excitement and energy of one of the largest universities
in the state.
When you arrive here, you will find yourself caught up in a whirlwind of change and
renewal. UVU is one of the fastest growing Universities in America, where burgeoning
student enrollments are filing into new buildings springing out of the ground and
into new programs tooled for the shape-shifting challenges of the day. There is construction
dust in the air, and here the rhythms of math, science, and philosophy are taught
to the background beat of nail guns and jack hammers because the institution is about
the simultaneous building of a student body--and a campus--for the ages.
Utah Valley University is committed to being a student-centered teaching institution,
which provides opportunity, promotes student success, and meets regional education
needs. Over the past 70 years the university has evolved from an institution providing
certificate and two-year degrees in trade and technical education, to a university
with roughly sixty bachelor’s degrees, and now three masters degrees. The one constant
over the years has been our commitment to student success—it stands at the heart of
As trustees, we commend President Matthew S. Holland, the faculty, staff and administrators
for their vision, leadership and commitment to preparing professionally competent
people of integrity who, as lifelong learners and leaders, serve as stewards of a
globally independent community. We are fortunate to have faculty and administrators
committed to student success, engaged learning, community collaboration, and commitment
to a culture of academic rigor and professional excellence. The growth and success
of UVU is a direct result of the entire UVU team.
We recognize and greatly appreciate support from the Board of Regents and the Commissioner's
Office. We thank the governor, legislators and ALL who share our vision of the imperative
of education and the success of UVU.
As trustees, we invite and encourage you to come and engage yourself with the excitement
of UVU. This is your University of the future. GO WOLVERINES!
All the best,
Steven J. Lund