UVU Names New Associate Vice President of Outreach and Economic and Community Development

University Marketing & Communications: Layton Shumway | 801-863-6863 | LShumway@uvu.edu

Utah Valley University has appointed Jessica Gilmore as the new associate vice president of outreach and economic and community development (OECD), effective September 1, 2017. Her primary responsibility will be to coordinate UVU’s efforts to identify and address the full range of postsecondary educational needs of UVU’s service area in partnership with other institutions. As Utah, Wasatch and Summit Counties and other neighboring areas continue to grow and develop, these needs expand and change.

“Jessica comes very highly recommended by those with whom she has worked in the past,” said UVU senior vice president of academic affairs Jeffery E. Olson. “She is committed to working with the entire university to expand outreach to the community we serve; meet the community’s credit and non-credit educational needs; and oversee the expansion of professional and community education, education at branch campuses and extension sites, concurrent enrollment, business incubation and acceleration, and commercialization. She will use her community college leadership experience to help UVU fulfill its dual community college and university mission for the benefit of our service area.”

Gilmore has most recently served as Dean of Business, Entrepreneurial Programs, and Extended Learning at Walla Walla Community College in Walla Walla, Wash. Prior to that, she served as director of customer service for Pearson Education and as tenured faculty and coordinator of business information technology at Highline Community College in Des Moines, Wash. She has also served as adjunct faculty at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash.

Gilmore is scheduled to complete a Doctor of Education in Leadership degree from City University of Seattle in 2018. She holds a master’s degree in computer education from Gonzaga University and a bachelor’s degree in speech communication from Central Washington University.

About Utah Valley University

Utah Valley University is home to more than 35,000 students. UVU began as a vocational school during World War II, and in the seven decades since has evolved into a technical school, community college, state college, and, finally, a comprehensive regional teaching university. UVU is one of Utah’s largest institutions of higher learning and offers programs ranging from career training to high-demand master degrees.

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