I have worked for UVU since 2005 and I have been an advisor in the Woodbury School of Business for almost 5 years. I feel the need and the drive to continually increase my knowledge so that I can provide a better service to my students. I like to say that I am a professional student as I am continually taking classes to expand my knowledge. Participating in PACE as an Academic Affairs Senator is another way for me to be engaged, expand my knowledge and create new experiences.
Giovana (or Gioey, pronounced the same as Joey) Alisa began working at UVU in January 2005. During her time at the university, she has worked in both Student Services and Academic Affairs. She is currently an academic advisor and adjunct faculty in the Behavioral Science department. Her degrees in Cultural Studies and Public Administration provide the perfect educational background for work in higher education. Gioey is an outspoken advocate for staff at UVU and can tell you through personal experience that UVU is the best Utah County-based university to work for. If you disagree with this statement, please contact Gioey so she can help you change your mind.
My current position is the administrative assistant in the UVU MBA office which I began in August 2012. Previously I worked at BYU for eight years in the Public Policy Graduate program as the Assistant Director of that program. The main focus of both of these jobs entails working with prospective students to help them apply to the UVU MBA graduate program, to improve graduate student retention and develop UVU MBA alumni relations. This involves planning and preparing for information sessions, prospective student dinners, graduate student/family activities, orientations, and other activities. Additionally, I oversee and perform a variety of administrative, fiscal, staff, and planning activities associated with UVU's MBA program. I am well-organized and detail-oriented and I communicate and work well with a wide variety of people. I have a B.S. in Science and have completed some graduate level courses in International Relations at the University of Utah. I plan to complete my graduate degree in 2014.
Cameron Walker has been a Pace Senator since 2013. Cameron is the Assistant Athletics Director for Compliance and Academic Performance. Cameron graduated Cum Laude with a Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas School of Law. Cameron resides in Spanish Fork with his wife Heather and their three children.
I grew up in Pleasant Grove and graduated from Pleasant Grove High School. I attended UVU and graduated with a Bachelor degree in Paralegal. I have 2 children and a wonderful and supportive husband. Our family enjoys camping, spending time in our garden, and engaging in community activities. I came to work at UVU in 1997. Starting as a receptionist for the IT Service Desk, I worked my way through the IT department holding various positions over the last 16 years. I now work as a System Specialist with the IT department. I am very excited to be nominated for this position and look forward to working on the PACE committee. Being a part of the UVU family, I feel that it is my duty to ensure that every person employed by the institution is represented in a way that reflects their goals as well as the overall mission of the University. Serving as a member of PACE is not only an honor, but a privilege and I will strive to live up to the great standards that has been cultivated by my PACE predecessors.
I grew up in Provo and graduated from Provo High. I have been a full time employee at UVU since 1999 and I am currently serving as the Assistant Director of Multicultural Student Services and am currently pursuing my MPA and Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Utah. I take great joy in working every day to help students pursue toward their educational goals in collaboration with great staff colleagues seeking to make UVU a more inclusive, engaged and serious institution. Serving as the Student Affairs Senator provides a wonderful opportunity to engage with my coworkers in the division to insure their needs, concerns and voices are heard as the university makes strategic planning and policy decisions. It is a great privilege to serve on the PACE Board as a Student Affairs Senator.
Jordan Doman was born and raised in Idaho Falls, Idaho, and is the oldest of three children. His favorite past time is anything that can be done with his wife and four children. His work in Higher Education and Student Affairs began in 2006 while working in the Career Center at Idaho State University. He obtained his Master of Counseling degree from Idaho State University in 2010. Following graduation he came to Utah Valley University in May 2010 as a Career Counselor in the Career Development Center, designated as a liaison to the College of Technology and Computing. Jordan’s focus as a Career Counselor is to assist students in preparing to enter the world of work by creating solid application materials, preparing for interviews, providing networking strategies, and other areas of career development. Jordan also networks with businesses throughout the community, region, and beyond to increase the number of career and internship opportunities available to UVU students. As a PACE Senator, Jordan believes the staff of UVU deserve a voice and a stake in the University as it directly pertains to them. He enjoys meeting new people and building relationships through collaborative work and association with others at UVU.
Ms. Han grew up in San Diego, California as the oldest of 7 children (5 brothers and 1 sister). She moved to Lehi, Utah while in high school and graduated from Lehi High. After high school she attended Snow College and UVSC. At UVSC she was involved with ASUVSC, the Service Learning Center, and many other campus organizations. While is college Ms. Han discovered her love for the outdoors and spent several summers and winters working in the mountains (which paid her way through college). She graduated from UVSC in 2004 with a Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science and was quickly hired fulltime in a non-profit organization. She has spent the last several years working in the non-profit sector serving in the areas of fundraising, marketing, recruiting, training, curriculum creation, and classroom teaching. She completed a Master's degree in Organizational Leadership at Gonzaga University in August of 2014.
Ms. Han joined the CAL team in 2011 and is working on a doctorate in Interdisciplinary Leadership at Creighton University. She has been married to Jerod Han, from Las Vegas, since 2007 and currently resides in Spanish Fork, Utah.