Expand Pathways and Educational Pipelines for Access and Student Success

UVU integrates educational opportunities appropriate to both community colleges and universities.


Increase the academic success of and support for historically underserved students and students with varying levels of academic preparation toward the successful completion of a certificate/degree.


Expand professional development opportunities among faculty and staff to enhance their knowledge, skill, and capacity relating to inclusion, diversity, and equity.


Academic Engagement and Intercultural Development

UVU provides accessible, equitable, and culturally diverse learning experiences and resources for students of all backgrounds, including those historically underrepresented in higher education.


Strengthen student intercultural competencies through curricular and co-curricular learning opportunities.


Assist colleges and departments in incorporating inclusive, equitable, and diverse practices by providing them with strategies, resources, and education.


Increase the staff’s intercultural competencies through enhanced programming and learning opportunities.


Support administrators and deans in demonstrating their personal and institutional commitment to inclusion, diversity, and equity.


Supportive Campus Environment for Increased Sense of Belonging

UVU fosters an inviting, safe, and supportive environment in which students, faculty, and staff can succeed.


Improve students’ and employees’ sense of belonging, visibility, personal safety, and our shared commitment to contribute to a supportive environment.


Strategically recruit, retain, develop, and advance underrepresented faculty, staff, and executives/administrators at all levels of the university to enrich university life.


Assessment, Accountability, Governance, and Institutional Commitments

UVU commits to creating and maintaining a supportive infrastructure for inclusion.


Enhance a culture of assessment and accountability for inclusivity at every level of the university.


Sustain institutional resources to support scholarship and practices to transform the landscape of inclusion, diversity, equity, and belonging at UVU.

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