Board of Trustees Message

Message from the Chair Elaine S. Dalton

Elaine DaltonThe members of Utah Valley University’s Board of Trustees join me in welcoming you to an exciting, new educational experience on one of the state’s largest and most rapidly growing campuses. We invite you to visit the campus and experience for yourself the energy and excitement of a university focused on student success.  We are looking forward to celebrating our 75th anniversary in 2016 and telling our story as it has changed and evolved. Over the past 75 years the university has transformed into a full-fledged university providing one of the best opportunities for students seeking a high quality education. The one constant over the years has been our commitment to student success—it stands at the heart of our mission.  

Today under the visionary leadership of President Matthew S. Holland, Utah Valley University has never been stronger. We are climbing to new heights and expanding and growing in ways that will produce an enhanced student experience. The university’s focus on excellence is producing the leaders of the future. As Trustees, we commend President Holland who is committed to student success, engaged learning, inclusion, and a culture of academic rigor and professional excellence.  It is these values that comprise our "institutional DNA." 

What always impresses me about our students is that they are actively engaged in hundreds of community service projects, generously sharing their time and knowledge. I am proud of them and of our highly credentialed faculty, dedicated staff and effective administration for fostering and modeling the goals of our mission. We recognize and greatly appreciate support from the Board of Regents and the Commissioner's Office. We thank our Governor, legislators, and ALL who share our vision of the imperative of education and the success of Utah Valley University. 

In short, UVU is fast becoming the university of choice for students who want to earn a degree where the focus is on high-quality teaching and hands-on engagement. As Trustees, we invite and encourage you to come and engage yourself in the remarkable momentum and excitement of UVU. This is your University of the future. GO WOLVERINES!

All the best,

Elaine S. Dalton