PACE Executive Board Members


President  -  Nathan Gerber  -

 Nathan Gerber loves working at UVU and is currently the Director of Web Development Services.  Since 1994, Nathan has enjoyed being part of the team here at UVU in many capacities.  He loves the strategic focus of the campus and endeavors in working with all departments across campus to reflect that vision on their websites.

 Nathan has served as the PACE Communications Chair, and member of the Communications Committee, and now serves as the PACE Vice President.  He looks forward to the interactions and collaborations with others across campus on PACE issues.

 Nathan is a devoted father of five children and loving husband of Janelle, his wife. You’ll often find Nathan working in his garden, hiking, fishing, biking, or goofing around with his kids.



Vice President -  Tami Jensen -

Tamara Jensen currently serves as the Assistant to the Dean for Finance and Operations within the Woodbury School of Business, she has held this role since October 2003. Tamara has also worked in other capacities within the university since 1998.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology from UVU in 2003, as well as two prior Associate degrees in Business Communications/Office Technology and Administrative Information Management.  Tamara is currently a candidate for a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Utah.

Tamara serves as a member of the Woodbury administrative and executive teams, has served as chair of the Nominations and Elections Committee for PACE, on the Woodbury School of Business Alumni Board, and various other campus committees.  She has been the recipient of the Woodbury School of Business Staff Excellence Award and a Young Alumni Award.

Tamara has been involved in many of the changes within the University, such as the transition to University status, AACSB business accreditation, the addition of master’s degree programs and more. She has worked with six different business school deans, each of whom has relied extensively on her experience and institutional knowledge to assist them in their role. She serves as the finance and operations officer overseeing the vast array of responsibilities it takes to run the now largest business school in the State of Utah,  she works with the Dean, all department chairs and support staff in implementing and overseeing budgets, fiscal responsibility involved in the scheduling of courses, faculty workload and other operational activities. She not only works directly with top leadership such as vice presidents, directors and other leaders within UVU, but also has relationships and offers expertise to all faculty, staff and students on a myriad of issues. In addition, she has worked with many prominent community members such as advisory boards and donors.

As a mother to three boys, she feels it is important to show her children by example the value of education.



President Shalece Nuttall

Past President  -  Shalece Nuttall  -

Shalece is the Manager for Academic Advising and Student Success for the College of Health and Public Service, as well as an Academic Advisor for students majoring in Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, and Master in Public Service. She absolutely loves her job and the students that she works with. She has been employed at UVU as a part-time and full-time employee since 2003. Shalece has been active in PACE, serving as the Social Committee Chair (2008-10), the Staff Education/Development Chair (2012-14), and as Vice-President (2014-2016). She is currently serving as the PACE President and the UHESA (State Staff Association) Secretary. She wants to help make a difference for staff and ensure their voices are heard.  You can reach out to her with any concerns or questions you have.

Shalece has a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Instructional Design and Educational Technology, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Paralegal Studies. Outside of UVU Shalece enjoys spending time with her husband and four children, chocolate lab and kitten. On any given day you can find her reading a sappy romance novel, watching action movies or enjoying the outdoors.


Stacy Fowler

Secretary / Treasurer  -  Stacy Fowler  -

Stacy Fowler’s connection to UVU started in 1998 with the Distance Education Department. After working for Distance Education for 10 years, she made the decision to stay home with her three young children. Between 2008-2012 she worked from home or part time as grader for UVU, billing for a carpet store, and for the Utah County Health department. She was excited to return to UVU in 2012 as the Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of Planning, Budget and Human Resources.  

Stacy has served on many committee’s across campus, and is excited to serve on PACE for the first time. Stacy enjoys spending time and being active with her family especially onewheeling, hiking, camping, 4 wheeling, boating and biking. Her and her husband do a lot of DIY projects on their home and rental and she isn’t afraid to be creative and tackle new projects.



Linda Makin

Administrative Liaison  -  Linda Makin -

Linda Makin serves as the Vice President for Planning, Budget and Human Resources at Utah Valley University. With over 35 years of higher education experience, Linda has participated with and led numerous teams to achieve new heights and vistas. Linda earned a master’s degree in public administration from Brigham Young University and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Utah Valley University.  She is actively engaged in professional organizations having presented numerous times at regional and national conferences (and Summer Universities).  

Linda loves to travel, in particular Disneyland. Her dream job would be to work as the Fairy Godmother at Cinderella’s castle at Walt Disney World.