PACE Senators

Andrea Calaway

Academic Affairs  -  Andrea Calaway  -

My love of UVU was born when I was a student here many years ago – I’m not sure I dare say how long, but let’s just say it wasn’t called UVU at the time. After receiving my associate’s degree, I was offered a wonderful position here, and I really enjoyed my job. I left the day my first baby was born, and I’m so happy to have returned to UVU!

I have 10 great kids - five children, three step-children, and two recently adopted children – an awesome husband, and a sweet little Shorkie-Poo named Sox. I have survived the death of a spouse and a rare type of heart attack. My life and times have been crazy, and I’d love to chat and swap stories any time!

I am a ping-pong champ – much to the surprise of my kids. I also like to ride my bike, roller blade, work out on my treadmill and elliptical, and rack up steps on my Fitbit. I enjoy baking goodies and making candy for the people I love. Although I prefer not to, I often provide entertainment to students and staff by falling up the stairs in the Losee Center.

I’ve been back at UVU since 2012, and I feel like I’ve come home! When I drive past UVU, especially when it’s all lit up at night – I feel such a swelling sense of pride that UVU is my place. And - I’ll admit that I feel that same pride every morning as I arrive at UVU to begin my day (although the feeling lessens just a bit if the parking spots are gone.) I would love the opportunity to serve my fellow staff in the PACE organization.


Bonnie Mortensen

Academic Affairs  -  Bonnie Mortsnsen  -

Lisa Williamson
Academic Affairs  -  Lisa Williamson  -

Lisa is the Academic Support Counselor in the Office of Academic Standards. One of the things Lisa enjoys most about her position is coaching students on strategies and skills that will help them become more effective and engaged learners. Lisa has a Master’s Degree in Education with an emphasis in Adult Learning, and has taught Basic Composition, English as a Second Language, and University Student Success. She is currently completing a second Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology. She has been at Utah Valley University since 2008.

Lisa has served as an advisor for several student clubs and was also a committee member for the development of the Strategic Inclusion Plan with Dr. Kyle Reyes. Lisa recognizes that she works with some of the most talented and passionate individuals in the community and feels fortunate to be counted among them.


Trevor Morris
Academic Affairs  -  Trevor Morris  -

Amie Huntsman
Alumni & Development  -  Amie Huntsman  -

Amie Huntsman has worked at UVU since 2002. Before coming to Alumni Relations she worked as the Marketing Coordinator for UVU Extended Studies and as the Assistant Manager of Campus Connection.

While a student at UVU, she was a member of the UVU Spirit Squad, Section Editor for the UVU Review and Vice President of Wolverine P.R., a student-run public relations firm on campus. In addition, Amie was awarded the UVU Young Alumni award for 2013 and the UVU PACE Distinguished Employee Award in 2016.

Amie has a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations from UVU. In her spare time, Amie enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, golfing, and vacationing to Disneyland and Walt Disney World.


Darel Hawkins
Finance & Administration  -  Darel Hawkins  -

John Bair
Finance & Administration  -  John Bair  -

Justin Hansen
Finance & Administration  -  Justin Hansen  -

Jon Barclay
Finance & Administration  -  Jon Barclay  -

Nikki Scott

Finance & Administration  -  Nikki Scott  -

Nikki Scott is the Associate Athletic Director for finance & business at Utah Valley University. She oversees all athletic budgets, expenses and revenues, coordinates travel and purchasing, and oversees facilities and human resource transactions for the department. Nikki has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Masters of Business Administration, and has worked at UVU since 2006.

Nikki is married with two children; She and her husband Shawn have an 8 year old daughter and a 5 year old son. She loves to travel and has high hopes for someday traveling the world. She loves music and theater, and is a big fan of batman. Before settling on accounting as a profession, she was an aviation major and a vocal performance major.

“I would love the opportunity to serve on the PACE board and feel like my years of experience would be a great asset to PACE. I look forward to representing the great staff at Utah Valley University!”


Cameron Evans

Planning, Budget & HR  -  Cameron Evans  -

Cameron Evans has been an employee of UVU since 2013. His current position is in the Human Resource Department as the Employee Wellness Coordinator. Other areas he works in include Benefits, Workers Compensation, Employee Assistance, Family Medical Leave, and Long Term Disability.

This position has allowed Cameron the opportunity to brand the UVUFit Employee Wellness Program, as he hopes to continue to motivate healthy behavior to employees on campus. He’s also increased his skills in planning, budgeting, and promotion through designing employee programs and events such as Wellness Fairs, Flu Shot Clinics, Seminars, as well as budgeting for marketing. These skills have played a role in making UVUFit a successful program here on campus.

Cameron also sits on the Workers Compensation Advisory Board, as well as UVU’s Safety Council. Promoting a safe and healthy workplace for employees of UVU is one of his priorities.

Cameron graduated from UVU with a bachelor’s degree in Public and Community Health Service Administration. He was honored this year to receive the Planning Budget and Human Resources Award of Excellence, and enjoys any opportunity to serve and give back to the employees of UVU.


Beka Grulich
Student Affairs  -  Beka Grulich  -

Beka has enjoyed a couple of fun jobs like Disneyland Cast Member and Lift Entertainment at Park City Mountain Resort, then she landed at Utah Valley University and has worked here full-time for 20 years. Beka is currently the Sorensen Student Center Marketing and Events Coordinator. Previously she has worked at Campus Connection, Student Leadership & Involvement and the Student Life & Wellness Center.

Beka is a certified 7 Habits and Focus Facilitator, and enjoys teaching leadership development, and being an event consultant. Her area of research and expertise for the last several years has been the millennial generation.

Beka is mother to a ginger and a gymnast and married to an Olympic junkie.

“I am honored to have been nominated to be the Student Affairs Senator. PACE is a great organization and I would love the opportunity to serve the staff that works in the Student Affairs Division.” – Rebeka Grulich


Jason Terry
Student Affairs  -  Jason Terry  -

Katty Perez
Student Affairs  -  Katty Perez  -

I am from the Dominican Republic- Moved to Utah in 2005. I have been working at UVU in the Multicultural Student Services since 2009 as an Academic Advisor-Latino Specialist. I graduated from UVU with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management in 2010. I am currently working on my Thesis for my M.Ed.

As a Wolverine, I love UVU and enjoy helping in any way I can. I look forward to the opportunity to serve my coworkers and the UVU community by serving as a Student Affairs Senator.


Student Affairs  -  Valarie Wells  -

Valarie is proud to be a UVU Alumnus. She graduated in 2007 with her Bachelor of Science, as an honors graduate in Information Technology with an emphasis in Administrative Information Management and in 2004 with her Associate degree in Applied Science Business Management. She has worked at UVU since 2012 in the Care About Childcare agency, which is a program of UVU that serves the community. She enjoys helping families and child care providers with their individual needs. She loves working for this great university that gave her the education and skills needed for her professional success.

Valarie likes volunteering at many UVU and community functions and have served as a PACE committee member since 2014 on committees like Events and Employee Recognition. Being a PACE Senator is a wonderful opportunity for her to give back to UVU and support fellow employees as we all serve UVU, the students, and the community.

Valarie delight in spending time with family, teaching dance classes to youth and adults, and doing anything outdoors.


Candida Johnson
University Relations  -  Candida Johnson  -

Candida Johnson has served as the Administrative Assistant to Chris Taylor, Associate Vice President –University Marketing & Communications, since 2015. Prior to that she worked with the Studios & Broadcast Department, from the time she moved to Utah, from Texas, in 2013. Some of her duties include scheduling, travel arrangement, budgets, and intercampus relations.

Candida truly enjoys the variety of outdoor activities Utah has to offer. You can usually find her hiking through the mountains with her family. She has an amazing husband, Tom, and two awesome children, Savannah and Nathan. Among many other volunteer activities, Candida serves as the PACE Senator for University Relations and is on the PACE Involvement Committee.