Ellen comes to UVU with 16 years experience working in Human Resources and prior experience in Administrative/Office Management. She has an AA degree in Secretary and a Bachelors degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Human Resources. She worked for 3 years as Office Manager in Career Services & Student Employment overseeing the Front Desk staff, the department budget, general office operations, and served as secretary to the Institute for Professional Engagement. In February 2010 she moved to Extended Education as the Coordinator of Finance and Operations for Distance Education, Extended Studies and Concurrent Enrollment. In summer 2010 the Extended Education umbrella was eliminated and she became the Coordinator of Finance and Operations for Distance Education. August 16, 2013, she transferred to Academic Programs as the Administrative Assistant to Community College Programs, Summer Semester and Assessment. She responsible for Utah Valley University's State Authorization Program, obtaining authorization for UVU to offer online programs or market and advertise in other states.