Community College Programs Staff

Darrel L. Hammon// Senior Director // Community College Programs



Ellen Draper // Administrative Assistant // Community College Programs

eld Ellen currently serves as the Administrative Assistant to Community  College Programs, Summer Semester, and Assessment and Academic Programs and is responsible for UVU's State Authorization process.  Prior to that she was the Coordinator of Finance and Operations for Distance Education for 3 years.  She started her career at UVU in May, 2007 as the Office Manager for Career Services and Student Employment Department.  She came to UVU with over 20 years experience in Human Resources and Administrative/Office Management.  She served as  PACE Senator from 2012 to 2014 and as Advisor and Co-Advisor to the Career Passport Club. 


Susan Thackeray // Director // Career & Technical Education

Susan ThackeraySusan currently serves as the Director of Career and Technical Education at Utah Valley University where she leads the university’s Career and College Pathways Business Strategy-Tasked by President Holland to identify and close gaps for a seamless student transition between public and higher education into business and industry. Susan has received multiple awards of excellence, including the respected Women Tech Council Innovation Award for Educational Excellence, but was most deeply touched and honored by a leadership council of Native Americans with the Robe of the White Raven for her dedicated efforts and support to their communities.  She is currently pursuing her doctorate at Northeastern University, Boston with the research focus of underrepresented populations in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. 


Ted Ungritch // Director // Concurrent Enrollment

Ted UngritchTed currently serves as the Director of Concurrent Enrollment at Utah Valley University. This High School partnership program allows qualified students the opportunity to earn college credit. Ted is a national leader in concurrent enrollment having served as Vice President, President, and Past President of the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships. He has received multiple awards of excellence, including the prestigious UVU Vice President of Academic Affairs Award of Excellence and the Larry Horyna Award for Exceptional Service to UAACCE.   He earned his Ed.D. from Montana State University in Adult and Community Education.



















CTE Staff






Concurrent Enrollment Staff