UVU Development & Alumni Relations VP Scott Cooksey

Scott Cooksey Joins UVU

In January Scotty W. Cooksey, CFRE, joined Utah Valley University as vice president for development and alumni relations and CEO of the UVU Foundation. Cooksey comes to UVU from the Texas Tech University System, where he was senior associate vice chancellor for institutional advancement. He was selected from an exceptionally strong pool of candidates following a national search.

Scott and his wife, Cindy, are enjoying living in Utah. They love the outdoors, exploring new places, and the mountains. “It’s been a fast and furious three months for me since arriving in Utah, and it’s all been good! It’s been great getting to know the community, the University, and our alumni and donors,” says Scott Cooksey.

“Though I’ve only recently joined UVU, I have found the support of our community to the University’s core mission of student success, engagement, seriousness, and inclusiveness to be remarkable. I feel my West Texas values of grit, determination, and hard work match well with UVU’s founding ideals and its continued quest to become a regional leader in higher education.

“I am excited to be working at the University as we continue our era of growth and innovation. We can only continue this forward momentum with additional resources, specifically private resources provided by our alumni and other supporters. We are grateful for your support and deeply appreciate you partnering with us in our efforts.”

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