Dean's Office Staff

Dr. K. Newell Dayley, Dean

801.863.7359
GT 605a
MS:285

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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.




Brian D.B. Gibbons, Graphic Designer (Part-time)

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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.

brian.gibbons@uvu.edu




Kyle Tresner, Assistant Dean Advancement

801.863.6246
GT 604
MS:285

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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.





E. Linda Moore, Assistant to the Dean; Finance and Operations

801.863.6827
GT 605
MS:285

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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 Nye, Administrative Assistant to the Dean

801.863.6820
GT 605
MS:285

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Paula has worked for the University for eight years helping with curriculum, academic class scheduling, accreditation, and assisting the dean’s office of the School of the Arts. She formerly worked for UVU's Academic Affairs and 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 40 years), has four children, and seven grandchildren.









Traci Hainsworth, Events Manager

801.863.6739
GT 603
MS:285

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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!)





James George, Area Technician

801.863.5487
FA 726
MS:285

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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.”