Nancy Smith joined the Development Office in 1998 as the part-time Coordinator for Private Scholarship with the assignment to centralize and build the Foundation’s scholarships. She became a full-time employee in July of 1999 and was soon after given the title of Manager of Private Scholarships.
Under her leadership, the privately funded scholarship program has grown from 55 scholarship funds in 1998-99 to more than 225 separate funds assisting more than a thousand students annually with financial help. In 2003, as Director of Stewardship and Development Relations Nancy was asked to establish and direct a comprehensive acknowledgement and stewardship program that would maximize relationships between the university and all of its donors while still overseeing private scholarship.
With the reorganization of the division in 2011, Nancy now serves the University in her expanded role as the Senior Director of Donor Engagement and Scholarship Program. She oversees donor relations, donor events and communication, donor publication, and administration of the Foundation’s private scholarships and stewardship program.
· 2004 recipient of the Vice Presidential Staff Excellence Award
· 2008 recipient of the UVU Board of Trustees Award of Excellence
· 2011 recipient of the Award of Excellence Division of Development and Alumni Relations
Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
Utah Society of Fund Raisers
Association of Donor Relations Professionals
College of Science and Health Advisory Board