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Presidential Lecture Series


The lecture series, sponsored by the Office of the President and the Office of Engaged Learning, is an initiative to help enhance the academic exchange on campus. This event brings in some of the nation’s very best scholars and experts to speak to UVU faculty, staff, and students. Two lectures are presented each school year, typically in the Clarke Building.

Upcoming Lecture

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Kim Scott

Kim Scott is the author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity. Kim led AdSense, YouTube, and DoubleClick online sales and operations at Google, and then joined Apple to develop and teach a leadership seminar. Kim has been a CEO coach at Dropbox, Qualtrics, Twitter, and several other tech companies.

October 10, 2019

  • UVU Grande Ballroom
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Previous Lectures

Terry Crews

Terry Crews

Terry Crews rose to fame from an impoverished childhood in Flint, Michigan. His titles include former NFL player, best-selling author, artist, and actor. He built a career with memorable roles in action movies (“The Expendables”) and TV (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), and as a game-show host (“Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”). Crews speaks passionately for women’s rights, and human rights, and against sexism.

Tererai Trent

Tererai Trent

Dr. Tererai Trent is one of today’s most internationally recognized voices for quality education and women’s empowerment. Distinguished as Oprah Winfrey’s “All-Time Favorite Guest,” Tererai is a scholar, humanitarian, motivational speaker, educator, author, and founder of Tererai Trent International.

Hugh Herr

Hugh Herr

Experience the genius of Dr. Hugh Herr, MIT professor, world-class rock climber, double-amputee, bionic innovator, leader of MIT’s Biomechatronics research group, and the featured speaker at the 2018 Spring Presidential Lecture Series on March 7 at 1 p.m. Time Magazine has called him the “Leader of the Bionic Age.”