Strategic Engagement Council 

Developed in 2013, the Strategic Engagement Council (SEC) is the responsible party for the university-wide Business Engagement Strategy, Civic Engagement Strategy, and other related initiatives. The council sets priorities on campus and maintains alignment and symmetry relative to the university's role and mission. President Matthew Holland chairs the SEC with management support provided by the VP for University Relations.

The Strategic Engagement Council oversees coordination and partnerships between university units and key community organizations. It serves as the primary strategic body in response to the needs and potential resources of local businesses, civic, and governmental organizations. The council is comprised of university leaders responsible for university-wide academic and community engagement activities.

The Strategic Engagement Council seeks to build strong and lasting partnerships with community organizations and programs. In the effort to expand engaged learning opportunities for our students, the university will continue to develop customized and mutually beneficial collaborations with corporations, non-profit, and governmental organizations.



Civic Engagement Working Group (campus)
Under the leadership of the Strategic Engagement Council, the Civic Engagement Working Group is designed to facilitate, support, and coordinate activities related to the Civic Engagement Strategy (CES) and related campus-wide initiatives. This includes the University Project for Civic Engagement, the Social Summit, the Public Service Academy, and others.
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Community Advisory Council (community)

The Council consists of a cross-section of community members who have interaction with, ties to, or affinity with the University. Committee members represent government entities, neighbors, business, UVU faculty and staff, ethnic groups, and others in the community. The Council serves in an advisory capacity to UVU's administration, particularly regarding high-profile issues affecting the University.
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Economic & Workforce Development Working Group 
The Economic & Workforce Development Working Group supports and advances the Business Engagement Strategy (BES) and works to respond to the needs of local business and industry. This includes support of Career Pathways, State-wide Cluster Acceleration Initiatives, the Office of Technology Commercialization, and other efforts.
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Business Advisory Council  

The Business Advisory Council (BAC) is comprised of local leaders of business and industry who consult with the university on projects and initiatives related to economic development, corporate partnerships, job placement, and student professional development. The BAC is convened by the president and facilitated by the Business Resource Center and the Vice President for University Relations. 


Click here for the SEC organizational chart