New Science Building



It is with great delight that I announce that Senate Bill 282, which funds a new science building for UVU, has passed both the Senate and the House by overwhelming margins—something that just weeks ago appeared nearly impossible.  In light of Governor Herbert’s subsequent and recent approval, UVU will now be granted 45 million dollars to begin constructing a beautifully designed, state-of-the art, 160,000 square foot science facility.  This has been our top university priority for months now because of how such a building would advance our academic excellence while creating much needed space to handle our growth and provide engaged learning opportunities in first rate laboratories.  I wish to thank everyone who worked so hard to make this a reality.  It truly was a team effort, involving many divisions and levels of campus, including students, staff, faculty, and administrators.  We got great support from key community figures, and our legislative delegation really stepped up at crucial moments, in some cases making some significant sacrifices in other areas to make this happen.  Val Peterson deserves special mention for spearheading Legislative Affairs with extraordinary energy and intelligence.  

This is a moment to celebrate.  It would also be a terrific time to contact your local representative and senator and thank them for providing us with this building, especially during these challenging economic times.

Matthew S. Holland, President

Message from UVU President