The Office of Student Success & Retention is working to create a culture where every UVU employee recognizes that he/she has an important role in retaining students and helping them to succeed. Our goal is to increase awareness of and commitment to this role. In support of this goal, the Student Advocate Award is given annually to one faculty member and one staff member who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to student success.
Outstanding Faculty Advocate:
Ian puts his devotion to excellent teaching and mentoring of students at the forefront of all he does—tutoring, inspiring, uplifting and prodding his students to success. Under his leadership, a once floundering chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society became a thriving organization for students looking for leadership and service opportunities. Soon, these honor students were looking for a way to serve other students and the Freshman Advocate program was born. Ian contributed many hours to the planning and development of this new program at UVU.
Ian is a true advocate for UVU students, especially for those who need someone to believe in them and help them to see their own potential and power.
Outstanding Staff Advocate: