PACE Senators

Academic Affairs

Alison Jensen

Alison Jensen

alison.jensen@uvu.edu

Alison is currently serving UVU students as an Academic Advisor in the College of Engineering and Technology. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from Idaho State University and will graduate summa cum laude from Kansas State University with a Master’s degree in Academic Advising this month. Before coming to UVU, Alison worked at Microsoft on the University Recruiting team where she discovered her passion for empowering university students to overcome challenges and reach greater heights of personal success. Alison and her husband raised their three children in Seattle, WA, before moving to Singapore where she served as a Habitat Leadership Training Facilitator for youth across the Asia-Pacific region and as co-director of a multi-country women’s conference. As a result of these service opportunities, Alison has an even stronger vision of the importance of education and how it can transform individuals, families, and communities.

Kristen Nuesmeyer

Kristen Nuesmeyer

kcn@uvu.edu

I have been at Utah Valley University since 2007. I’m currently an Academic Standards Counselor and I am passionate about working with college students to help them plan their way through their academic career. I support students as they learn their purpose at the institution and help them navigate to their best academic selves. I have served as  a member of PACE in various positions before and love the collaboration it provides for staff across the different divisions on campus. I have loved being PACE committee chair for policies, but enjoy being a senator more. I love being able to work with the Academic Affairs division to advocate for staff and to communicate changes that are happening across campus. This is an exciting time to be an employee at UVU.

Dalene Rowley

Dalene Rowley

DaleneR@uvu.edu

In 2013 I came to UVU from the private sector to work as a part-time instructional designer for the School of Aviation Sciences. When our Educational Technology team was formed a few months later, I applied for and moved to a full-time position. I’m now part of the College of Health and Public Services (CHPS), where I'm tasked with designing and building training for the Utah Fire & Rescue Academy (UFRA) and for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which has a contract with UVU. We also collaborate on marketing and other projects that serve students and help tell UVU’s story of student success. I’m actively involved in UVU's chapter of Utah Women in Higher Education Network (UWHEN) and serve on the CHPS Inclusion Committee and with Foundations of Inclusion.
I was happy to return to PACE this year to serve again as an (interim) senator representing Academic Affairs, where I'm particularly passionate about seeking effective ways to include and connect employees at UVU's satellite campuses with main campus. I love being a part of the UVU family.

Beth Reid

Beth Reid

Ereid@uvu.edu

Beth is a mother of 9 children and has worked at UVU for over 10 years, first in the tutoring center and currently as an Administrative Assistant in the department of Student Leadership and Success Studies. She balanced motherhood, full time work, and being a student to obtain her Bachelor’s degree in Educational Studies in 2015 from Grand Canyon University. She loves serving others and is passionate about helping people strive to be the best they can be.

Silvia

Silvia Lobendahn

lobendsi@uvu.edu

Silvia Lobendahn is a first generation graduate,  she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Brigham Young University in ’01, and obtained an MBA in Health Care Management from Western Governors University in ‘17. Silvia worked at the UVU Graduation Office for about a year in ’03 and returned to work in’07 until present for the Woodbury School of Business.  She currently works as the Program Manager for the new Master of Financial Planning & Analytics program starting fall 2020. Her passion is helping people. She volunteers in her community, and across the university in different capacities which have included finding internships for students, creating work experiences, participating as a committee member with the Latino Initiative, and serving on several scholarship and hiring committees.  Silvia loves the family-student friendly culture at UVU, and believes that it is one of UVU’s greatest assets.  She lives in Orem with her husband and two kids. Her oldest graduated High School in May and will start UVU this coming fall.

Finance & Administration

Gus

Gus Paccheiga

pacchigu@uvu.edu

Gustavo (Gus) recieved his associates from Suffolk Community College in New York before coming to then UVSC and Graduating with his Bachelors in Business in 2007.  Gus has been working at UVU for over ten years with his main focus in providing products and services at the Campus Store and the Scoops shops. He continues to try and care for his fellow workers and current student body  as the Campus Store prepares to embrace change and go into remodeling.   Born in Argentina, raised in New York and now a Utah resident of over 15 years Gus wants to help his UVU community thrive in the years to come.  

Julia Escobar

Julia Escobar

10658051@uvu.edu

Julia Escobar has been with Custodial for almost 7 years now, 4.5 of those as the Night Shift Supervisor. Julia has helped to open 6 buildings on campus (no shovels to show for it) and is the reigning 2-time PACE Lip-sync champion. She speaks Spanish and holds 2 Bachelor?s degrees, one from BYU, one from UVU.

Nate Mathis

Nate Mathis

nate.mathis@uvu.edu

Nate Mathis enters his 13th year as an Assistant Athletic Director at Utah Valley University overseeing UVU Athletics Corporate Partnerships. He was previously the Executive Director of the Wolverine Club for one year and an assistant baseball coach at Utah Valley for the previous three years. Mathis spent two seasons as an assistant baseball coach at Brigham Young University before coming to Utah Valley in 2003.

Mathis had a fine baseball career at both Utah Valley from 1996-98 and at BYU from 1998-2000. Mathis was a co-captain for BYU as a senior when he was the Cougars' starting second baseman. As a Wolverine player he was named Utah Valley University's "Most Inspirational Athlete" in 1997 and received the "Wilson Sorenson Spirit of Sport Award" in 1998.

Mathis received an associate’s degree in general studies from UVU in 1998, a bachelors degree in communications from BYU in 2000 and a Masters degree in educational leadership from BYU in 2003.

Mathis served a LDS Church mission to San Bernardino, California from 1994-1996.

Ransom Cundick

Ransom Cundick

Ransom.Cundick@uvu.edu

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Institutional Advancement

Kim S

Kim Schollenberger

Kschollenberger@uvu.edu

UVU has always been a meaningful part of Kim's life--raised just a block away from campus, as an employee, and as a proud Woodbury School of Business Alumna. Kim cares very much about the work place culture of UVU and ensuring that UVU remains a haven of diversity, professionalism and sincere care. Because Kim knows from personal experience how wonderful UVU employees are and is familiar with the challenges that we experience every day, she would be honored to serve as the Institutional Advancement Senator for the PACE Board

Planning, Budget, & HR

Zach Hoskin

Zach Hoskin

zhoskin@uvu.edu

I have worked for just over a year at UVU as the Compensation Manager in Human Resources. I'm originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and I have a bachelor's degree in Healthcare Administration. I have worked in Human Resources overall for about six years with dedicated time spent in benefits, employee relations, and now compensation. Before taking this role at UVU, I was the Compensation Manager at Brigham Young University-Idaho.

My favorite part of this work is helping departments and areas succeed strategically by providing the human resources support they need to move forward confidently. I've enjoyed my time at UVU for many reasons, one of which has been the positive relationships and experiences I have built with other staff. I look forward to finding more ways to serve campus, and ultimately the students

Student Affairs

Alex Gebers

Alex Gebers

agebers@uvu.edu

My name is Alex Gebers, and I am originally from Napoleon, Ohio and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Management from Ohio University.

I began working at Utah Valley University in November 2017 as the then Assistant Coordinator of Intramural & Club Sports in the Campus Recreation Department.  Recently, I have changed titles to Program Manager of Intramural & Club Sports and we oversee the development and implementation of an array of intramural activities and 14 Club Sport Programs.  I currently serve on the Den Task Force and Wolverine Pride Committees.

During my free time, I love to hike and camp.  I also officiate high school and college basketball in my spare time.

 Todd Olsen

Todd Olsen

todd.olsen@uvu.edu

 Todd Olsen is thrilled to be part of Utah Valley University! Todd is part of the Student Leadership & Involvement team. He is the Coordinator for the UVUSA Academic Senate Branch.  Todd has spent his entire career in higher education. He has worked in recruitment, admissions, scholarships and student leadership. While at College of Eastern Utah and Utah State University Eastern he initiated the Ambassador program that aided in campus recruitment efforts. He has also advised student government teams over the past 10 years. He has taught everything from Freshman Seminar, Student Success Skills, Intro to Theatre and Intro to Film. A former student body president himself, and as a die-hard student advocate, he brings a unique perspective to the students he advises. In his spare time he enjoys the theatre: attending productions, acting, directing and sound design. He also enjoys movies and traveling. Todd is proud to be a part of such a dynamic, uplifting and positive campus.

Chad Johnson

Chad Johnson

cjohnson@uvu.edu

Chad has worked full-time at UVU since 2012 and currently serves as the Associate Director of Prospective Student Services. He graduated from UVU with a Bachelor in Business Management with an Emphasis in Marketing and holds a Master in Business Administration from the University of Utah. He is passionate about helping students navigate the college decision-making process, student leadership development, and the employee experience which includes onboarding, engagement, learning and development and training.

Chad has served on several committees during his time at UVU. Currently, he is the co-chair of the UVU Employee Engagement committee and a member of the National CIVSA Region 1 Leadership Team. He is very interested in continuing to refine the employee experience at UVU so this will always be a place where everyone feels included, is collaborative, and is proud to work.

Digital Transformation, CIO

Megan Densley

Megan Densley

MDensley@uvu.edu

I currently enjoy working as the Senior Business Process Analyst at UVU.  I love UVU.  This school is where I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management with an Accounting Emphasis.  I enjoy getting to know and work with many of the departments and individuals at UVU as we work to improve business processes.  It is thrilling to lead and be part of a team as we improve efficiency and the flow of work to meet our Students’ needs.  I have worked in the Insurance and Financial Services industry for many years and as a Continuous Improvement Trainer and SixSigma Blackbelt.  I am passionate about being a mother to four amazing kids and hitting a long drive on the golf course!

University Relations

Savannah Olsen

Savannah Olson

Savannah.Olson@uvu.edu

Savannah Olson's passion for Utah Valley University started during her first tour in 2010. She visited campus while on vacation and decided that UVU was where she wanted to attend school. The rest is history. Upon her arrival in Utah, she started school and was able to procure a job in parking services. Since those humble beginnings, Savannah has meticulously chipped away at her degree, earning her associate's degree and working towards her bachelor's. She has been with University Marketing and Communications for four years and understands the needs of the division. Savannah believes that a strong line of communication is the key to happy working environments. As your divisional senator, Savannah vows to ensure that the needs, concerns, and interests of the division are fairly represented.