Past Foundation Chair - Craig Carlile

Foundation Board Chair 2001-2003

Craig Carlile got involved with Utah Valley University through his interest in basketball. Athletics Director Michael Jacobsen was a Rotary member with Carlile and, when he learned Carlile was a basketball fan, gave him some tickets to basketball games at then Utah Valley State College. At the time, the gymnasium had only a few rows of seating on each side of the court, and Carlile loved being able to watch Basketball Coach Duke Redd up close in action.

Before long, Jacobsen invited Carlile to become a member of the Wolverine Club, which supports UVU athletics. Eventually Carlile became president of the club. It was while serving as the club's liaison with the Foundation Board that he was invited to join that board.

Carlile served on the Foundation Board for several years, eventually becoming chair from 2001 to 2003. During his years of service, the board was involved in a capital campaign for Utah Valley State College. The board supported the aviation program as it evolved into one of the best such programs in the country, and it assisted in establishing the first Wee Care Center facility. The board also raised scholarship funds and supported building projects.

For the last few years, Carlile has served as co-chair of the UVU Community Advisory Council. He applauds the University's focus on community involvement and thinks UVU is moving in a good direction overall. "UVU has always been a positive place," he said. "The environment is engaging, and I think President Holland is doing a fabulous job."

Carlile also has established a good relationship with Audrey Butler, the Foundation ambassador who has received the Craig Carlile Scholarship for the past two years. Audrey is involved in charitable activities that overlap with some of the work Carlile's wife, Jane, does, and the two have connected over their shared interests.

Although the Carliles' three children haven't attended UVU, Carlile has a brother who studied cabinet making when the school was Utah Technical College at Provo and later worked in the building inspection department at Park City.

Carlile is a shareholder in Ray Quinney & Nebeker's Provo Office, specializing in commercial litigation, land use, eminent domain, commercial law and banking matters. He also serves on the boards of Mountainland Applied Technology College, the Housing Authority of Provo and the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce.