Board of Trustees Message

Steven Lund

Message from the Chair Steven J. Lund

On behalf of Utah Valley University’s Board of Trustees, we invite you to visit the campus and witness the extraordinary excitement and energy of one of the largest universities in the state.

When you arrive here, you will find yourself caught up in a whirlwind of change and renewal. UVU is one of the fastest growing Universities in America, where burgeoning student enrollments are filing into new buildings springing out of the ground and into new programs tooled for the shape-shifting challenges of the day. There is construction dust in the air, and here the rhythms of math, science, and philosophy are taught to the background beat of nail guns and jack hammers because the institution is about the simultaneous building of a student body--and a campus--for the ages.

Utah Valley University is committed to being a student-centered teaching institution, which provides opportunity, promotes student success, and meets regional education needs. Over the past 70 years the university has evolved from an institution providing certificate and two-year degrees in trade and technical education, to a university with roughly sixty bachelor’s degrees, and now three masters degrees. The one constant over the years has been our commitment to student success—it stands at the heart of our mission.

As trustees, we commend President Matthew S. Holland, the faculty, staff and administrators for their vision, leadership and commitment to preparing professionally competent people of integrity who, as lifelong learners and leaders, serve as stewards of a globally independent community. We are fortunate to have faculty and administrators committed to student success, engaged learning, community collaboration, and commitment to a culture of academic rigor and professional excellence. The growth and success of UVU is a direct result of the entire UVU team.

We recognize and greatly appreciate support from the Board of Regents and the Commissioner's Office. We thank the governor, legislators and ALL who share our vision of the imperative of education and the success of UVU.

As trustees, we invite and encourage you to come and engage yourself with the excitement of UVU. This is your University of the future. GO WOLVERINES!

All the best,

Steven J. Lund