UVU Core Themes and Administrative Imperatives

Administrative Imperatives

UVU's Administrative Imperatives—Operate Effectively, Manage Growth and Secure Resources—are key practices and principles critical for sustained fulfillment of its mission and core themes.

Operate Effectively

UVU utilizes best practices and transparent processes to continuously improve and responsibly use resources.

  1. UVU fosters a culture of planning, assessment, improvement and accountability.
  2. UVU strategically allocates resources to achieve institutional objectives.
  3. UVU utilizes transparent and collaborative decision making processes.

Manage Growth

UVU anticipates and appropriately responds to the region's higher education needs.

  1. UVU anticipates and plans for future regional educational needs.
  2. UVU adapts to meet student and community needs consistent with the educational mission.

Secure Resources

UVU seeks and obtains public and private resources to fulfill its mission.

  1. UVU communicates its resource requirements and secures appropriate state tax fund support to fulfill its role within the Utah System of Higher Education.
  2. UVU establishes tuition and fees consistent with the economic environment and its mission.
  3. UVU strategically pursues and acquires private and public resources beyond state appropriations.

Core Themes

UVU is comprised of four core themes:

  • Student Success
    • UVU supports students in achieving their educational, professional, and personal goals.
  • Engaged
    • UVU engages its communities in mutually beneficial collaboration and emphasizes engaged learning.
  • Inclusive
    • UVU provides opportunity for individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives and meets regional education needs.
  • Serious
    • UVU serves as a portal of civic engagement and an engine of regional economic and business development.


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