Faculty and Staff

Professor Stephen Whyte

Whyte
With over 20 years of extensive domestic and international public relations experience, Stephen L. Whyte has worked in Washington, D.C., New York City and around the world with companies such as 3Com, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Singer Sewing Machines and Little Giant Ladders. Stephen’s expertise ranges from working with the top-tier TV and print media in New York City to counseling CEOs in strategic communication activities to cultivating relationships
with Members of Congress.

 As UVU’s Associate Vice President for Marketing & Communications, Stephen is UVU’s Chief Marketing and Communications Officer. He advises and gives support to all university executive leaders on high-profile marketing and public relations strategies, challenges, and opportunities.  Stephen oversees the University’s efforts in media and public relations, strategic and integrated marketing, social media, web marketing, advertising, publications, creative services, photography, broadcast and video communications, campus branding and signage, product licensing, and production and operations.

 As a nationally recognized PR thought leader and strategist, Stephen enjoys helping UVU students prepare for success in the workplace through his role as a tenured Associate Professor in UVU’s Communication Department. In addition to Stephen’s exceptional teaching in the classroom, he has taken PR students on engaged learning trips throughout the nation to meet with his professional colleagues in New York City, Boston, Washington, D.C., Orlando, Seattle, Chicago, Austin, Atlanta, San Francisco and Los Angeles. He was recognized as the 2012 National Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Outstanding Faculty Adviser in the nation. Under his mentored leadership, the UVU PRSSA Chapter was recognized as the 2013 and 2016 Outstanding Chapter in the Nation out of 340+ universities. In 2013, UVU President Matthew Holland presented Stephen with UVU’s Presidential Award of Excellence for Engagement. In 2017, Stephen received the UVU Alumni Outstanding Educator of the Year Award for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

He and his wife, Roxane, and their five children enjoy traveling, skiing, and eating sugar cookie dough together.

 

Office Location: LC 221A
Office Phone: (801) 863-8484
Email: Stephen.Whyte@uvu.edu