Access, Equity, & Opportunity

UVU provides accessible and equitable educational opportunities and resources for all students.


Increase and improve access to UVU for underrepresented students and students with varying levels of academic preparation.


Increase academic success of and support for underrepresented UVU students and UVU students with varying levels of academic preparation.


Curriculum & Learning for Intercultural Competence

UVU provides opportunities to improve intercultural competence in an increasingly complex, diverse, and globalized society.


Increase student intercultural competencies through curricular and co-curricular learning opportunities with diverse courses, individuals, and communities.


Increase the intercultural competencies of faculty and staff through intercultural engagement opportunities.


Supportive Campus Environment

UVU provides an inviting, safe, and supportive environment for people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives.


Improve students’ and employees’ sense of validation, belonging, and personal safety.


Increase recruitment, retention, and advancement of underrepresented faculty and staff at all levels of the university to enrich university life and provide role models.


Academic Inclusivity & Regional Stewardship

UVU offers an array of courses, programs, and delivery methods designed to reflect students' goals and the region's educational needs.


Maintain and continue development of a robust set of academic courses, programs, and offerings that reflect students’ interests and the region’s educational needs.


Maintain and strategically build out a robust set of course delivery times, sites, and methods responsive to students’ needs.

Administrative Imperatives

Assessment and Accountability

Improve assessments and accountability for inclusivity at every level of the university.

Budget and Fundraising

Create and sustain an institutional financial infrastructure that effectively supports inclusivity.


2012/2014 Inclusion Committee Members

Executive Committee

  • Kyle Reyes (Chair), Special Assistant to the President
  • Michelle Taylor, Vice President of Student Affairs
  • K.D. Taylor, Dean of University College
  • Brian Birch, Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs – Engaged Learning
  • Kathren Brown, Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs – Administration
  • Mark Wiesenberg, Associate Vice President of Human Resources
  • David Connelly, Faculty Senate President, Dept. Chair of History & Political Science
  • Cheryl Hanewicz, Associate Professor and Department Chair of Technology Management
  • Baldomero Lago, Associate Professor of Languages and Sr. Director of International/Multicultural Studies
  • Janet Colvin, Associate Professor and Chair of Communications (GI Chair)
  • Bryan Waite, Associate Professor of Secondary Education & Director of Multicultural Studies
  • Anne Wairepo, Senior Director for Women’s Success
  • Brett Breton, Director of the Multicultural Center
  • J.C. Graham, Program Coordinator of Suicide Prevention
  • Jono Andrews, Student Body President 2013-2014
  • Tyler Brklacich, Student Body President 2014-2015
  • Elizabeth Jarema, Student Body Vice President of UVUSA


  • Parker Fawson, Dean of the School of Education
  • Danny Horns, Assistant Dean of College of Science
  • Maureen Andrade, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs*
  • Michelle Kearns, Assistant Vice President for Students Success and Retention
  • Richard Tafalla, Assistant Vice President for Scholarship and Faculty Development
  • Marinda Ashman, Assistant Professor, Assistant Director UV Mentors
  • Maritza Sotomayor, Assistant Professor of Finance & Economics
  • Deb Marrott, Professor & Department Chair of Basic Composition
  • Debora Ferreira, Associate Professor of Languages
  • Sowmya Selvarajan, Assistant Professor of Geomatics
  • Lynn England, Lecturer of History/Political Science
  • Marc Jorgensen, Associate Professor, Developmental Math
  • Lori Santos, Assistant Professor of Art and Visual Communications
  • Barney Nye, Assistant Director for Multicultural Center, Spectrum (LGTBQ) Club Advisor
  • Steve Crook, Director of International Student Services
  • Ed Martinelli, Director of Accessibility Services
  • Laura Snelson, Senior Research Analyst
  • Yudi Lewis, Program Director for Latino Initiative
  • Adonica Limon, Special Assistant to the VP of Student Affairs
  • Susan Thackeray, Director of Career and Technical Education
  • Lisa Williamson, Director of the Equity Center
  • Jesler Molina, International Student Council President
  • Liz Miller, Presidential Intern and Aviation student