Academic Outreach Staff

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

darrel Darrel is currently the Senior Director of Academic Outreach which  includes Community Education, Concurrent Enrollment and the  Wasatch Campus. He attended Ricks College (now BYU-Idaho),  graduated from Boise State University with a B.A. and an M.A.  (English) and received his Ph.D. (Education with an Adult  Education emphasis) from the University of Idaho.  

 He has been an educational entrepreneur and leader for 30 years,  having served in a variety of leadership positions, including  president of two community colleges. He has taught 9th graders,  undergraduate, and graduate students. His focus has been on  community colleges, leadership, program development, and strategic planning. He and his wife Joanne just celebrated 35 years of marriage and have two daughters and four grandchildren.

Darrel consults with and serves on the Board of Directors of MACILE, a non-profit organization that is developing a Center for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (C-STEM) in the Dominican Republic; and the Center for Creating Enterprise, a group working with young men and women in various countries, including Mexico, and helping them become entrepreneurs.



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. 


Ted Ungricht // 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.


















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