Jackson, Gregory H
Program Director - Grant Writing, Student Affairs
BA 207D
(801) 863-8970
(801) 863-8258
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Last Updated: 2/6/19 -

Position: Program Director - Grants - Student Affairs
UVU Department: PK-16, Grants, Outreach and Partnerships  


  • Assist and facilitate UVU's Student Affairs Departments, administrators and staff members with the sourcing, proposal writing/development, internal approval and final quality submission of Federal, Private Foundation, State and Corporate grants and contracts on an ongoing basis as assigned.
  • Build a strong, positive working relationship with the Institutional Advancement Director of Major Gifts - Student Affairs and others at the University to help establish and build positive long-term relationships with Private Foundation organizations, grantors and donors.
  • Support UVU's Academic Affairs Schools, Colleges, departments and faculty to facilitate crosscutting grant proposals and partnerships as may be required in pursuit of University goals and objectives.
  • Develop and maintain a system of grant files, program resource contacts and external referral agents for the benefit of Utah Valley University's Student Affairs Division.


GREGORY H. JACKSON first, began employment at Utah Valley State College in 1992 and served in various capacities until 2001. After a hiatus of two years, he returned to his current position at Utah Valley University in 2003



Ph.D. (ABD) Completion Expected 2019) -The University of Buckingham, U.K. - Humanities Research in International Education

MBA - Master of International Management - Major: Finance and Accounting with High Honors from the Thunderbird Graduate School of Global Management. 1975

BA  - Double Major in Chinese Mandarin and Asian History, Minors in Japanese and Asian Studies - Summa Cum Laude with Highest Honors from Brigham Young University, 1973  

Legal Degree - Master of Law in Chinese Legal Studies - University of East Asia, Hong Kong -1987



  • Over twenty (20+) years of non-profit sector administration, fundraising, program services and project management.
  • Fifteen (15 +) years of results oriented experience in successful grant writing, proposal development and facilitation of grant programs for Utah Valley University. 
  • He written a significant number of large successfully awarded Federal and State grants and has established a number of important strategic national and international partnerships.
  • Came to the University after a successful International Banking (C-Level Executive) career in New York City and Asia.
  • He continues to be actively engaged in regional and international affairs, especially in China, Asia and with Native American, Native Hawaiian and other Indigenous communities worldwide.
  • He currently serves on several non-profit Boards of Directors and in other consulting or advisory, consulting roles utilizing his broad-based experience in the international project management, Internet, open-source software, e-commerce and technology-assisted learning/education sectors.
  • He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and conversant in Japanese, Cantonese and Spanish.