Purposes of the Utah Valley University International Advisory Board

  1. Be informed ambassadors of UVU.
  2. Provide insight and feedback to the president and her cabinet regarding UVU’s strategic directions and initiatives.
  3. Provide opportunities for UVU students to succeed (internships, engaged-learning opportunities for students and faculty, scholarships, and jobs).

International Advisory Board Members

Jeff Alexander
Board Member
Jeff Alexander
Jeff Bullwinkel
Board Member
Jeff Bullwinkel
Daniel W. Campbell
Board Member
Daniel W. Campbell
David Cheffings
Board Member
David Cheffings
Kim B. Clark
Board Member
Kim B. Clark
Lew Cramer
Board Member
Lew Cramer
Charles Dahlquist
Board Member
Charles Dahlquist
Amanda Dickson
Board Member
Amanda Dickson
Christine Durham
Board Member
Christine Durham
Matthew Eyring
Board chair
Matthew Eyring
Divya Modi
Board Member
Divya Modi
Leslie Mower
Board Member
Leslie "Dee" Mower
Linda Nearon
Board Member
Linda Nearon
Tom Ngo
Board Member
Tom Ngo
Kanwaljit Soin
Board Member
Kanwaljit Soin
Dave Ulrich
Board Member
Dave Ulrich
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Jeff Alexander
Board Member

Jeff Alexander founded Alexander’s in Provo, Utah, with a single commercial copier in 1979. He has become an author and speaker on topics related to personal motivation and business strategy. Currently, Alexander serves as vice chair of the board of the International Printers’ Network. He has served on the board of the Provo-Orem Chamber and as president of the Provo Rotary Club. In 1990, he was elected to the Utah Legislature and served until 2006. In 2007 he received an honorary doctorate from Utah Valley University. Currently, Alexander is a trustee of the Utah Technology Council and serves on the board of the Salt Lake Chamber. He also serves as an advisor to the director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. He earned a degree from Brigham Young University in public relations and organizational communications.

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Jeff Bullwinkel
Board Member

Jeff Bullwinkel is the associate general counsel and director of corporate, external, and legal affairs for Microsoft Europe. He is also an avid contributor to public policy debates shaping the future of technology. Prior to his nearly 20 years with Microsoft, he spent time as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice and as an associate for Simpson, Thatcher, & Bartlett LLP. He holds a B.A. in English from Duke University and a J.D. from the NYU School of Law.

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Kim B. Clark
Board Member

Kim B. Clark is the NAC Professor of Business at the BYU Marriott School of Business. From April 2015 to October 2019 he served as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and as commissioner of the Church Educational System.

Elder Clark received a Bachelor of Arts, a Master of Arts, and a Ph.D., all in economics, from Harvard University. He became a faculty member at the Harvard Business School in 1978 and was named dean of that school in 1995. He served in that capacity until summer 2005, when he was named the president of Brigham Young University–Idaho. He served as president of BYU-Idaho until April 2015.

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Lew Cramer
Board Member

Before serving as president and CEO of Colliers Banker Commercial Intermountain, Lew W. Cramer served as president and CEO of World Trade Center Utah from 2006 to 2013. He is the former director general of the U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service and the former assistant secretary of commerce for international trade. He is also a former deputy assistant secretary of commerce for science and electronics. Mr. Cramer holds a J.D. from Brigham Young University and is admitted to practice law in California. He is fluent in English and German, and he has served as a lecturer as part of the U.S. Information Agency Visitors Program and U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Institute, as well as several universities in the U.S. and abroad.

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Sanchaita "Sanch" Datta
Board Member

Sanchaita (Sanch) Datta is the president of FatPipe, Inc., a provider of highly reliable, highly redundant, secure, and optimized connectivity for wide area networks. She is currently a member of the Utah State Board of Regents and former member of the Salt Lake Community College Board of Trustees. She has held key engineering positions at 3Com/Megahertz and Intel/Dayna. She has an M.S. in electrical engineering from Pennsylvania State University, where her thesis involved the simulation and modeling of reflective and absorption properties of materials used as coatings in stealth technology for the Department of Defense. She has 10 patents with over 170 technological claims. She was recognized by the Utah Asian Chamber of Commerce, YWCA, and Utah Business Magazine for her accomplishments.

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Amanda Dickson
Board Member

Amanda Dickson co-hosts "Utah's Morning News with Grant and Amanda" on KSL Newsradio. She also hosts the award-winning program, "A Woman's View," heard Sunday mornings on KSL. Amanda earned her B.A. in English and her J.D. at the University of Utah. She has also taught mass communication law at the U and is the author of several books.

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Christine Durham
Board Member

Christine Durham retired from the Utah Supreme Court in 2017, after serving as a justice for 35 years and as chief justice and chair of the Utah Judicial Council for 10 of those years. She currently co-chairs Utah’s Coordinating Committee on Access to Justice and the Utah Center for Legal Inclusion. Before joining the Utah Supreme Court, she served on the state trial court after a number of years in private practice. She received her B.A. with honors from Wellesley College and a J.D. from Duke University.

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Matthew Eyring
Board Chair

Matthew Eyring is the former chief strategy and innovation officer and EVP of Inside Sales at Vivint Inc., one of the largest smart home companies in North America. Before joining Vivint, Matt was the managing partner of Innosight, a global strategy and innovation consulting firm. Matt led worldwide strategy and operations at Innosight, as well as the healthcare and emerging markets practices. He holds a B.A. in economics from the University of Utah and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

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Divya Modi 
Board Member

Divya Modi is an entrepreneur and investor with a deep belief in the power of disruption through entrepreneurship. Having been the global director of finance at her $2 billion family conglomerate Smart Global, she went on to set up several entrepreneurial ventures in healthcare, financial services, and real estate before setting up her own family office Interweave Ventures, where they work with entrepreneurial projects benefiting a large cross section of people. She has an MBA from the University of Chicago and a master’s in accounting from the University of Southern California.

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Leslie "Dee" Mower
Board Member

Dee Mower is a passionate advocate for fighting cancer, thus she founded Trivani Online. She has her own manufacturing company to produce health and body care products. Prior to that, she co-founded Neways International, which remained in business for 20 years. She is active in providing humanitarian aid to the world's people, and has been actively helping people from Cambodia, Uganda, Kenya, and the U.S.

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Linda Nearon
Board Member

Linda Nearon grew to have a refined passion for painting from Professor Dibble at the University of Utah. She continued refining her technique at the University of California at Berkeley. She has also been privileged to learn from artists such as Kathryn Stats, Ted Gershner, and Jian Wu. Her piece “Morning Song” has won several awards, and Kennedy Publications has selected some of her works to be featured in their printed works.

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Tom Ngo
Board Member

Thomas (Tom) Ngo spans the worlds of research and entrepreneurship. He drives rigor, clarity, execution, and creativity at many levels: company formation and strategy, product conception and management, agile software development, and the core technology assets that drive intellectual property. More information is available on Tom’s LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomngo/

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Charles Dahlquist
Board Member

Charles Dahlquist is a trial lawyer and chair of the Healthcare Law Section at the law firm of Kirton McConkie in Salt Lake City. He served as the Young Men general president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is an active Rotarian, and he served as the president of the Salt Lake Rotary Club from 2004-2005. He is active in scouting and has served on the National BSA Executive Board. He is the honorary consul for the Federal Republic of Germany and a founding member, and the first president of the Utah Consular Corps. Charles has a B.A. in broadcast communications from Brigham Young University and a law degree from the University of Utah.

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Kanwaljit Soin
Board Member

Dr. Kanwaljit Soin is a practicing surgeon and is Singapore’s first female nominated member of Parliament. She is a founder of many civil society organizations, including WINGS (Women’s Initiative for Ageing Successfully) and AWARE (Association of Women for Action and Research).

She was a global ambassador of U.K.-based HelpAge International, which serves disadvantaged older people worldwide. She has served as a board member of the Washington University International Advisory Council for Asia. She has also been a jury member of the Rolex Awards for Enterprise.

In 2000, she received the “Women Who Make a Difference Award” from the International Women’s Forum in Washington, D.C. In 2006, Dr. Soin was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the United Nations Development Fund for Women (Unifem) Singapore for her selfless contributions to society, especially toward the less advantaged.

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Dave Ulrich
Board Member

Dave Ulrich is a university professor, author, speaker, management coach, and management consultant. He is a professor of business at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, and co-founder of The RBL Group. He has written numerous books covering topics in human resources and leadership. He has been ranked the #1 Management Educator & Guru by BusinessWeek, selected by Fast Company as one of the 10 most innovative and creative leaders, and named the most influential person in HR by HR Magazine for three years.

Daniel W. Campbell

Daniel W. Campbell
Board Member

Daniel W. Campbell is a long-time advocate for higher education in Utah. He served as a member of Utah Valley University’s Board of Trustees for nine years including terms as vice-chair and chair of the board. He then served for nine years on the Utah State Board of Regents, the governing body of the Utah System of Higher Education, including six years as vice-chair or chair. He chaired the Regents’ Resource and Review Committee for the University of Utah, and served as a member of the Governor’s Commission on Education Excellence.

Campbell was formerly the senior vice president and chief financial officer of WordPerfect Corporation, and prior to that was a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Since 1994, he has been a managing general partner at EsNet Group, a privately held investment company.

David Cheffings

David Cheffings
Board Member

David Cheffings is the vice president of Micron Technology Utah. He earned a Bachelor of Science in physics and solid-state electronics from Cardiff University in Wales, graduating magna cum laude. He launched his career as a process development engineer with Inmos Semiconductors Ltd. before moving to the U.S. in 1998. He joined Micron Technology at its headquarters in Boise, Idaho, before transferring to the company’s Virginia location. In 2016, he moved to Utah as co-CEO of IM Flash Technologies.

IM Flash was an Intel and Micron joint venture which produced the world’s most innovative memory in three decades — 3D XPoint. The joint venture ended in November 2019 and the Utah facility became entirely Micron, with David at the helm as the site vice president.

He and his wife, Michele, have two children.