• Advocate
  • Unify
  • Communicate
  • Involve


What is PACE

The Professional Association of Campus Employees (PACE) was organized in 1983 to represent the non-teaching employees of Utah Valley University. PACE is sanctioned by the University President, his administration, and by the Board of Trustees. PACE provides membership to all full-time and part-time staff (excluding student employees, faculty and executives) of Utah Valley University. The Professional Association of Campus Employees works with an administrative liaison, appointed by the University President, who serves as a non-voting member of the PACE Executive Board.

How Can PACE Help Me?

PACE is here for all full-time and part-time staff (excluding student employees, faculty, and executives).  Our mission is all about helping our members have a better working environment and atmosphere.  PACE’s objectives are:

  • Advocate for staff by representing and advancing their interests and recognizing the value of their contributions.
  • Unify the diverse groups of staff across campus toward common goals in alignment with the university mission.
  • Communicate with administration and staff by providing a forum for the exchange of information.
  • Involve staff by encouraging social, service, and professional engagement on campus and in the community.

PACE helps it’s members by providing a unified voice to the administration in all areas that involve PACE members. Examples of such areas include compensation, benefits, leave, working conditions, hiring procedures, Summer University, staff grievances, performance evaluations, UVU policies and procedures, etc. PACE also sponsors programs and activities to promote employee recognition, professional development, and social interaction.

How Can I Get Involved?

PACE is always looking for energetic individuals to help shape the direction of PACE.  An individual can be involved in many different ways.

  • Participate in PACE nominations and elections in May/June.
  • Many activities and service opportunities are continuously available for involvement. Staff have eight hours each leave year to use for service!
  • Four main PACE events are held each year. Attending these events is a fun way to get out of the office and socialize with other UVU employees, get updates on PACE, and hear from President Holland.
    • Staff Fall Forum(August)
    • Holiday Social(December)
    • Ice Cream Social(May, following Summer University concluding remarks)
    • Annual General Board Meeting(June)
  • Summer University offers a chance for staff to engage in personal and/or professional development, networking, family activities, workshops, and service projects.
  • Like something? Don’t like something? Have a suggestion or two? Provide feedback here.
  • Nominate colleagues for Wolverine Sighting Awards.
  • Talk to your Senators.
  • Attend general board meetings.

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  • PACE Professional Development Forum

    Join us for the PACE Professional Development Forum Friday, June 10th at 2:00-3:00 pm in SC206C.  Sherry Harward, PACE President and Creator/Director of the CareerPassport Program on campus, will be presenting “Enhancing Your Professional Image.” Professional image is the image that one projects about themselves based upon appearance and reputation. Image can be influenced by the way that you dress, the way you speak, the way you respond to others, and the way that others speak about you. If you are aware of image essentials, you can utilize these factors to enhance your career opportunities. Come learn how to enhance the image you project in your professional work setting. Refreshments will be served. 


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