Dr. Dayley is an emeritus Professor of Music at Brigham Young University where he taught for 39 years. During his tenure at BYU he taught trumpet, brass pedagogy, jazz, music theory, orchestration, film scoring, and music business; served as conductor of the Symphonic Band, Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Wind Symphony), and Symphony Orchestra; conducted numerous musical theatre productions; and was originator and director of the award-winning jazz ensemble, Synthesis.
Dr. Dayley served in a number of administrative assignments at BYU, including Associate Academic Vice President for Undergraduate Studies, Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communications, Chair of the Department of Music, Associate Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communications, and Associate Dean of General Education and Honors. He has also served as an accreditation evaluator for the National Association of Schools of Music, technology committee chair for the International Council of Fine Arts Deans, President of the Utah Music Educators Association, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition, and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Utah Arts Council.
Kyle is a relationship builder and marketer extraordinaire. He has over 15 years of experience in development work where he has raised millions of dollars to build academic programs, buildings, and youth programs. As Assistant Dean of Life Sciences at his alma mater, BYU, he was the faculty advisor for the pre-dental program and was instrumental in creating teams of students, donors and practicing dentists that visited impoverished nations to improve dental care. As a participant in these missions, Kyle has seen first-hand the impact of philanthropy and how it can change lives. He currently serves on the BYU Alumni Board of Directors and on various community boards.
Kyle is also a successful business owner, involved with a number of youth charities and has served as a Boy Scout leader for the past 20 years. Kyle and his wife, Lara, live in Orem and are the proud parents of five beautiful young ladies.
Linda has enjoyed working at UVU since 2002, but began her business career many years ago as an Income Tax Officer for Her Majesty’s Inspector of Taxes in her home city of Liverpool, England. After more than a decade working as a civil servant for the British Government she came to Utah in 1981. She originally tried banking then moved on to experience live theatre at Hale Center Theater as the Box Office Manager and then Deseret Star Playhouse as the General Manager and Associate Producer.
Once arriving in this academic setting, and realizing her British qualifications and credentials did not transfer across the Atlantic, Linda began to take classes during the evenings and weekends. She graduated with an Associate Degree in Behavioral Science from UVSC in 2007, a Bachelor Degree in Behavioral Science with an emphasis in Psychology from UVU in 2010, and a Master of Public Administration from BYU in 2014.
Paula has worked for the University for ten years, initially in Academic Affairs and presently assisting the dean’s office of the School of the Arts. She is currently the Administrative Assistant to our school's Dean Dayley.
Paula loves to read, garden, and knit. She is married to Russell (her hubby of 42 years), has four children, and eight grandchildren.
Michelle graduated from UVU in 1999 with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Executive Assisting. Later in 2004, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology with an emphasis in Administrative Information Management. She has been working in administrative assistant roles for the last 15+ years, most of which have been at UVU, including several years of experience in academic offices in the Woodbury School of Business and most recently worked with administration in the Executive Division for five years. Michelle has served on and supported many campus committees including: Summer University, Strategic Plan for Managing Growth, University Planning Advisory Committee (UPAC), Planning, Budget and Assessment (PBA), and has assisted in the NWCCU accreditation process.
Michelle enjoys part-time employment with School of the Arts, working closely with the Assistant Dean and Director of Development, Kyle Tresner. In this role she plans and prepares for donor engagement events, assists in data management and other administrative support duties to assist with development efforts. With a friendly personality and personal interest in UVU, Michelle adds a positive emphasis throughout campus and the community.
Aside from School of the Arts, Michelle serves as the Vice President over Finance & Development for UVU’s Alumni Board of Directors. She is also an active member in the School of Computing Alumni Chapter. Michelle loves married life and takes joy in being the mother of her young children.
Traci has an MFA in Directing and Production Management from BYU, and a BA in English and Theatre Education, also from BYU. After a very successful career in Hollywood (working for both Miramax and Disney and over 140 films and TV shows) she is currently the Events Manager for the School of the Arts. Traci is responsible for scheduling and facilitating events, performances, and productions in support of curricula and other approved functions of the school and its departments. Primary attention is focused toward coordinating with campus and off-campus offices and organizations, audience interest and satisfaction, student and faculty needs, and mutually beneficial community engagement.
Traci's door is always open if you just want to pop by and say hi! Just don't make her mad though. It will force her to call in the flying monkeys! (But bringing chocolate always soothes the savage beast! hint, hint!)
Jason has been drawing, sculpting and designing as long as he can remember. As a freelance artist his works have been commissioned by authors, entrepreneurs and industries ranging from banking to table-top gaming. While he is passionate about everything from illustration, puppetry, sculpting, prototyping and packaging, he is excited about the adventures that come with working at UVU.
Brian completed his AS and BS from the AVC Dept. at UVU and worked part time for Events Services as a Graphic Designer as he completed his BS. Previously he studied Marketing at BYU and General Studies at Snow College. His work experiences include Assistant Chiropractor and Massage Therapist, and Certified Dental Lab Technician. But, his first love is art, which is why he came to UVU and is with us now.
Kenwood, from Auckland, New Zealand, is a multidisciplinary designer with an eye for innovation . He has had over 6 years of experience working in studio and freelance environments as a graphic designer and photographer. Although his skill set is vast, his greatest expertise revolve in concept art, 3D modeling and brand identity. His wish is to combine his knowledge and experience to deliver the best creative designs to UVU. He is currently also a student majoring in gaming and animation at UVU and is passionate about developing his skills.
James is a former and recent graduate of UVU. During his tenure as a Digital Media student, he studied audio engineering and music technology. This included traveling to Santa Monica, CA to participate in an internship program with composer James Newton Howard, recording UVU Music department concerts, and producing/mixing audio and music for student films and projects. He also composed and conducted music for UVU’s Concerto Aria concert – where he received the most prestigious and coveted ‘onion bouquet’. He graduated with a B.S. in Digital Media in 2008.
In 2009, he migrated to an IT career, returned to UVU for a 2nd degree, gained certifications, supported Dell Small-Medium Business clients, and worked for IT Services at UVU. As a student, James designed and built the Service Desk’s SQL inventory database, and began to specialize in network administration. Finally, he graduated with a B.S. in Information Technology in Spring 2012.
Now working for the School of the Arts, he puts all his self-described geek-isms to task, supporting the school’s IT and production needs. He still enjoys playing violin and composing music from time to time, but more-so learning all he can about technology to make the process as ‘epic’ as possible.”