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Utah State Board of Regents selects Astrid S. Tuminez as Seventh President of UVU

The Utah State Board of Regents has selected Astrid S. Tuminez as the seventh president of Utah Valley University—and the first female president in the university's history. Tuminez, who currently serves as Regional Director for Corporate, External, and Legal Affairs in Southeast Asia for Microsoft, will assume the position this fall.

 

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UVU cybersecurity team takes first place in collegiate cyber defense competition

One of two teams from the UVU Cybersecurity Club took first place in the National Information Assurance Training and Education Center (NIATEC) Invitational Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. NIATEC is one of the premier cybersecurity centers in the world. This competition showcases the cyber defense skills of 15 of the best cybersecurity teams in the region.

 

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New Enrollment Data Show Utah Valley University Remains Largest Public University in the Beehive State

 Utah Valley University (UVU) officials said data released today by the Utah System of Higher Education indicate that UVU is for the third straight year the largest public university in Utah in total headcount, which was 37,282 for the 2017 fall semester, an increase of more than 6.5 percent over one year ago.

 

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UVU employees to receive premium UTA passes

Beginning August 2018 and continuing for the next 10 years, all UVU full-and part-time employees as well as their spouses and dependents, and students will receive free UTA transit passes annually. The new pass plan is designed to alleviate traffic congestion, parking issues and to help promote clean air in Utah County.uth Jordan on Nov. 16.

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UVU exhibits unique electric ‘rock crawler’ vehicle at auto trade show

Utah Valley University’s automotive department had several objectives in mind when it decided to exhibit a vehicle in the Specialty Equipment Market Association show in Las Vegas Oct. 31 to Nov. 4. The University met and exceeded those expectations, according to professional-in-residence Jeff Holm, who led a team of students there.

 

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UVU partners with Bottega to launch Web Development and Coding Academy

The UVU Center for Professional & Continuing Education, in partnership with Bottega, Inc., are launching a full-time Web Development and Coding Academy Certification Program, beginning October 9, 2017, and running through January 14, 2018.

 

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Microsoft exec raised in the slums of Philippines to lead Utah Valley University

Astrid S. Tuminez, who was raised in poverty in the Philippines and went on to earn graduate degrees at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been selected the next president of Utah Valley University.

The Utah State Board of Regents voted unanimously Friday to select Tuminez, regional director for corporate, external and legal affairs in Southeast Asia for Microsoft, as the university's seventh president. She is the first woman to hold the position.

 

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UVU's First Lady is leaving behind a legacy of helping women complete their education

Early his his presidency, Utah Valley University President Matthew Holland came home one day with a discouraged look on his face. Female participation and graduation rates at UVU were low, he explained, and that’s when inspiration struck first lady Paige Holland.

“I knew just instantly that this is what I wanted to make as my main focus,” she said.

A lot has changed in the nine years since the Hollands moved out of their home on Locust Lane in Provo with their four children and into an on-campus home at UVU. The Hollands have watched the view from their home change as the university has evolved, adding buildings and degrees and bringing distinguished guests into both the university and their home.

 

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UVU celebrates opening of new domed practice facility

Winter in Utah can be a rough time for outdoor college athletic programs like baseball, softball, soccer and golf. With the cold and snow, UVU’s teams have often had to scramble to try to find places to get some work done.

“During the last two years that I’ve been here, we’ve been really limited in what we can do in the winter months,” Wolverine head softball coach TJ Hubbard said Tuesday morning. “We’ve been shuffled around to different private facilities or places on campus — and some days we’ve had nothing at all. We’ve been moving equipment almost daily just so we could have a place to practice.”

But those struggles will be significantly diminished now, thanks to the opening of UVU’s new Wolverine Training Dome — a domed practice facility in Vineyard. The university formally celebrated the opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday.

 

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