PACE Senators

Academic Affairs

Anthony Morris

Anthony Morris

anthony.morris@uvu.edu

Anthony has been working as Fulton Library’s Technical Services Librarian since 2014.  He works to keep many of the behind-the-scenes processes in the library running smoothly, and acts as library liaison for the Music and Philosophy & Humanities departments.  During his time at UVU, Anthony has been active in participating in many of UVU’s committees and communities, including time as the Senate Librarian for the Faculty Senate, an Advisory Board member of the Scholar & Creative Undergraduate Learning Partnership Team (SCULPT), and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  He has very much enjoyed participating in the larger UVU community and would like to continue to contribute as a PACE Academic Affairs Senator.

Dan Zacharias

Dan Zacharias

danielz@uvu.edu

Dan was able to combine his passion of learning with his experience with information technology at UVU. Dan has been facilitating education at UVU since 2010.

He has a strong work ethic and strives to solve problems for faculty, staff, and students. Dan is also a bit of a goof ball, plays a usual game of golf too.

In his free time, he seeks opportunities to make people laugh, continue learning, and applying his knowledge and skills to help make the world a better place.

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.

Ephraim Zamora

Ephraim Zamora

ephraim.zamora@uvu.edu

Everything I do, I do to help people. I was raised to look at any situation and first to understand it. Growing up in New York City, this is a vital part of street smarts. However, I have enhanced this skill in my education and application over the years in private, public companies and higher education institutions. I love being a Wolverine both as an Alum and as Staff.

Finance & Administration

Justin Hansen

Justin Hansen

justin.hansen@uvu.edu

Justin started working at UVU in 2016 as the Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator.  His responsibilities include efforts to ensure the health and safety of all employees, and students on campus.  His efforts include safety training for employees, conducting safety inspections, and reviewing activities for safety related issues.  He chairs the UVU Safety Committee and is a member of the Emergency Preparation Advisory Council.   Prior to working for UVU, He work for over fifteen years in industry as a Safety Manager. His experience also includes, managing an industrial wastewater pre-treatment facility and compliance programs for a large quantity hazardous waste generator.  Justin graduated from UVU, and studied industrial hygiene at Utah State University.  He holds numerous certificates in related safety and environmental topics.  Justin enjoys teaching and helping others.  He shows compassion for all his fellow employees and is truly concerned for the safety of each individual with whom he interacts. Justin is eager to help support UVU in any way possible.

Justin enjoys all things outdoors. He loves fishing, hiking, camping, shooting, golfing (although he openly admits that he is not very good), and four wheeling.  Justin also enjoys auto and home repair.  He likes to gardening and loves to fix or build new things.   He is a supporter of autism research and spends much of his time helping is autistic children and family members.

Jeff Anderson

Jeff Anderson

jeff.anderson@uvu.edu

Jeff Anderson started working at UVU in November 2017 as the Software Engineer 2 – Finance in Administrative Programming Services.  He wanted to learn more about the institution and bring the perspective of new employees to UVU government, so he ran for one of the PACE Finance & Administration Senator positions.  Senator Anderson now focuses on representing IT employees and new employees within Finance & Administration.  He is a member of the Marketing & Communications Committee and the Bylaws Committee.  When not representing you, he may be found trying to find a parking spot, doing his real job, at one one the 100s of restaurants in the area, thinking about playing a video game, or playing guitar at home.

John Berry

John Berry

jberry@uvu.edu

John began working at UVU in 2010 and has worked in the Computer Shop, Service Desk and he is now the Director of IT Desktop Support. John currently serves as a member of the Academic Technology Steering Committee (ATSC) and chairs the Technology Support Committee (TSC).

He received his Associate’s degree from UVSC, a Bachelor’s in Political Science from BYU and an MBA from UVU. John was born in Philadelphia and raised in New Jersey while moving to the Provo area where he has lived for the last 25 years. John and his wife have two children. He loves playing softball, watching football and baseball, attending Super Bowl wins by the Patriots and spending time with his family.

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!

Institutional Advancement

Julie Stowe

Julie Stowe

jstowe@uvu.edu

Julie Stowe was born and grew up in rural Maine. She earned a B.A. in English at the University of Maine at Farmington and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing at the University of Virginia. She worked at the University of Virginia, Kent State University, and Colby College before coming to UVU in 2012. Since moving out west with her cat (who passed away last year at the age of 18), Julie has visited 11 national parks in the region and several Utah state parks and points of interest. As alumni and development senator, her goals would be to address employee concerns and to improve morale.

Planning, Budget, & HR

Terri Fredrickson

Terri Fredrickson

terrif@uvu.edu

Terri has worked at UVU for 5 years in the Human Resources area of Planning, Budget and HR.  She has extensive experience in talent management, compensation and training not only from UVU, but from the private sector as well. She graduated cum laude from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science minoring in both Business and Psychology and currently holds a PHR (Professional Human Resources certification).  She loves helping people achieve their goals and find success in their endeavors.  She is mom to 3 active boys and 2 grown stepchildren.

Student Affairs

Marissa King

Jenice Schulzke

jschulzke@uvu.edu

 

Karen Deysher

Karen Deysher

karen.deysher@uvu.edu

Karen Deysher has served as the Program Director of LGBT Student Services at Utah Valley University since Fall 2015. She holds a Master of Public Administration, Master of Social Work, and Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. Her experience as a generalist social work practitioner has included the provision of services to individuals, groups, families, and communities in the fields of mental health, public housing and homelessness, LGBTQ advocacy, and higher education. Presently, Karen is the co-chair of the College Access Network of Utah: LGBTQ Student Advocacy Committee, co-chair of the Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Task Force at UVU, member of the Inclusion Committee at UVU, and mentor to Spectrum: Queer Student Alliance at UVU.

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.

Austin Peterson

Austin Peterson

austin.peterson@uvu.edu

After graduating from high school I enrolled in UVU and began my college education. Initially, I decided on UVU because it was close to home and inexpensive; however, I ended up staying because I grew to love the atmosphere and experience that UVU had to offer. It was a place where I felt valued and knew that the staff and faculty cared for the students.

In 2014 I started working as a part-time work study employee in the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office. I immediately fell in love with the work that I did and the students that I helped. What started as a temporary part-time position has evolved into a life-long passion working for an institution that is focused on bettering the lives of those who live within our community. Since starting in 2014, I have held a variety of positions in the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office and am currently the Data Analyst in our office. I love what I do, I love helping students, and I love the people that I work with. PACE has continually worked to better the lives of our employees and it would be my honor to finally serve as a PACE Board Member and try to return a small amount of what UVU has already given me.

University Relations

Shari Warnick

Shari Warnick

shari.warnick@uvu.edu

I have thoroughly enjoyed my 2 ½ years of employment with the University as Art Director. We have a wonderful team of Creative Services, Marketing, Public Relations and Broadcast Services all working under the University Relations umbrella. It has been exciting to be a part of the team creating the marketing and branding that has represented this fast-growing University. I’m excited to see what the next 10 years will hold.

About me, I graduated from BYU with a BFA in graphic design, and spent the first 6 years of my career working and teaching at BYU before leaving to start my own Design and Event Production company. After 25 years of self-employment, it was time to come back and work with a large, supportive team, and I have enjoyed it all. I have three wonderful teenagers, two of which will be attending UVU in the fall.