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Vice President of Academic Affairs
During his career at Utah Valley University, more than two decades long, Dr. Ian Wilson has amassed a wealth of UVU leadership experience. He served as Dean of the Woodbury School of Business from 1989 to 2001 and then again as Interim Dean from 2008-2010. He also worked as Associate Vice President of Institutional Advancement from 2001-2002 before being named Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Marketing at UVU, a capacity he served in from 2002-2006.
Prior to coming to UVU in 1989 as Dean of the Business School, Dr. Wilson worked as Chair of the Department of Business Administration at Mount Royal College in Calgary, Alberta. Prior to that, he worked as Program Coordinator of Human Resource Management at the same institution.
Dr. Wilson has an extensive pedigree as a business faculty member, having taught human resource management, business statistics, business ethics, organizational behavior, principles of management, and compensation and benefits administration. He had planned to return to the classroom following his second stint as business school dean, before being assigned by President Matthew Holland as Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs, following the departure of Elizabeth Hitch, Associate Commissioner of the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE).
On October 19, 2010, President Holland announced that Dr. Wilson would assume the position of Vice President of Academic Affairs on a permanent basis, effective immediately.
"Dr. Wilson is a highly respected leader across the institution with a proven track-record of executive success in a variety of capacities across multiple divisions on campus," Holland said. "His breadth of credentials, reputation with both the faculty and staff, and smooth transition into service as Interim Vice President--combined with the need for certainty and stability moving forward in this key position--made this decision, frankly, an easy one. The tough part was talking him out of a few more years back in the classroom, which he had been anticipating. I'm pleased to have Ian on board as a more permanent fixture in the administration."
"I appreciate President Holland's confidence in me," Wilson said. "I have enjoyed playing an active role in the development of the institution over the past 20 years. I look forward to this new opportunity to assist in the building of this wonderful and dynamic University."
- Ph.D. in Sociology from University of Calgary,
- M.A. in Organizational Behavior from Brigham Young University,
- B.S. in Sociology from Brigham Young University
2002 - 2006 Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Marketing, Utah Valley State College
2001 - 2002 Associate Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Utah Valley State College
1989 - 2001 Dean, School of Business, Utah Valley State College
1983 - 1989 Chair, Department of Business Administration, Mount Royal College, Calgary, Alberta
1977 - 1989 Program Coordinator, Human Resource Management, Mount Royal College, Calgary, Alberta
Human Resource Management
Principles of Management
Employee Recruiting and Selection
Compensation and Benefits Administration
VPAA Search Committee (co-chair)
UVSC Foundation, Inc (Executive Director)
Investment Committee, UVSC Foundation, Inc
Ethics Pillar Task Force (co-chair)
President's Leadership Council
Strategic Directions Advisory Committee (co-chair)
Academic Computing Committee
Timpanogos Hospital Board of Trustees
Commission for Economic Development of Orem, High Technology Board
Orem/Provo Chamber of Commerce Board
Orem/Provo Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Committee (chair)