Our Commitment to
Diversity and Inclusion

We believe that the diversity of our student body strengthens the UVU School of Education and that each student deserves to contribute in meaningful ways. We prepare our educators and clinicians to embrace the rich diversity of their future students and clients in equitable and caring ways, focused on the assets inherent in each individual. The SOE Inclusion Plan aims to fulfill this commitment and the UVU commitment to foster educational environments that nurture intellectual curiosity around global citizenship and intercultural responsibilities. Our hope is that this plan helps us all lead the way to a more diverse, inclusive, and just future.

Our Inclusion Fund

The SOE Inclusion Fund provides an opportunity for monetary support for the continued pursuit of our mission of inclusion. Many of the SOE faculty, staff, and students are already seriously engaged with promoting UVU’s focus on inclusion in their activities and scholarship. This fund aims to help support and promote those activities. The below application for funding includes additional details about the fund. 

Our CommiTtee


Benton Brown

Assistant Dean - School of Education
Committee Chair


Stan Harward

Associate Dean / Professor - School of Education


Krista Ruggles

Assistant Professor-Elementary Education


Debora Escalante

Director of Graduate Studies - Associate Professor - Elementary Education


Axel Ramirez

Professor - Secondary Education


Elaine Tuft

Department Chair / Professor - Elementary Education


Suzy Cox

Associate Professor - Secondary Education


Bryan Waite

Department Chair / Professor - Secondary Education


Trevor Warburton

Assistant Professor - Teacher Education


Jane Carlson

Director - Melisa Nellesen Center for Autism


Cindy Wilkinson

Admin Support Secondary Education

Admin Support Global Engagement


Janiece Seegmiller

Coordinator - SOE Clinical Experiences


Kim Fale

Education Advisor - Secondary Education, Special Education, and Autism Studies minor


Katelyn Muro

Student Senator


For more information or to contact our SOE Inclusion Committee:


(801) 863-5657