Welcome to Utah Valley University!


The Office of Academic Affairs is open from 7:30 am - 5:00 pm. We can be reached by phone at 801-863-8048 or 801-863-8700. You may also contact us by email at kcushing@uvu.edu or jhayden@uvu.edu.  Please refer to specific school, college or department homepages for their hours of operation.

For the most up-to-date information, announcements, and changes regarding COVID-19 for our campus, please refer to Return to Campus.

Our mission as both a community college and university is unique and fundamental not only to meeting the educational needs of our community, but students from throughout the world. UVU is a teaching university focused on student success through inclusive, engaged and serious learning. Even though we are an open admission institution, UVU’s exceptional faculty and staff set high standards for student-learning and development and help students reach the standards.

We live in a time when everyone needs a meaningful post high school credential. UVU has both community college and university opportunities with something for everyone and encourages you to come. The university needs to grow to meet this need. Our Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation demonstrates an “alignment among campus mission, culture, leadership, resources, and practices that support dynamic and noteworthy community engagement.” Engagement means that our teaching goes beyond concepts to meaningful applications. UVU faculty engage students in interactive learning situations such as student undergraduate research, internships, case studies, study abroad... and more. For the students who participate in communities of engaged learning to the faculty and staff who create the communities... UVU is an exciting place!

Located between the beautiful Wasatch Mountains and Utah Lake, Utah Valley University is home to over 40,000 students and many outstanding academic programs. No matter what your current educational situation, whether you are a stellar student or someone seeking a second or third change, I invite you to join our community. To learn more about UVU and the marvelous opportunities that are available, please visit our main website at http://www.uvu.edu/.

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UVU is the first American institution to be accredited by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) to offer fellowship recognition to faculty, administrators, and staff supporting learning. Earning an HEA fellowship is a prestigious accomplishment that demonstrates professional excellence and achievement in higher education.

About HEA

As a subsidiary of the UK-based Advance HE, the Higher Education Academy (HEA) is an international, non-profit organization that promotes teaching excellence in higher education.

There are nearly 130,000 HEA fellows in the world, but only 194 in America. We are proud to say that of those 194 fellows, 75 can be found right here at UVU.

Newly Appointed HEA Fellows at UVU

  • Andre Oliveira

    Andre Oliveira, Fellow

    Finance and Economics

    Associate Professor

    Jessica Ballard

    Jessica Ballard, Fellow


    Professional in Residence

    Michelle McPherson

    Michelle McPherson, Adjunct Fellow



    Wiktor Mogilski

    Wiktor Mogilski, Fellow


    Assistant Professor

  • Tyler Standifird

    Tyler Standifird, Fellow

    Exercise Science

    Assistant Professor

    Suzy Cox

    Suzy Cox, Senior Fellow

    Secondary Education

    Associate Professor

    Violeta Vasilevska

    Violeta Vasilevska, Senior Fellow