Cawley, Denni
Director - Executive Education
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Last Updated: 4/25/19 -

Denni Cawley is Director of Executive Education and Professional Education at Utah Valley University. Her team runs a range of open enrollment and customized programs and certifications to transform leadership at the C-suite and executive level, raise professionals to the next level in their careers, and strengthen the workforce to meet regional goals.

She earned her Master in Public Administration and MA in International Relations from the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs of Syracuse University in upstate New York. Denni was instrumental in the success of global training programs as the former Associate Director and Head of Executive Education at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy of the National University of Singapore. She also advised the Goldman School of Public Policy of the University of California, Berkeley on the strategic directions and marketing of their global executive programs.

Denni managed local and international environment and human rights programs for Washington, DC-based organizations, the World Resources Institute and the Center for International Environmental Law early in her career. More recently, she worked towards improvements in clinical research processes and data access as Assistant Director for Strategic Initiatives at the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of the University of California, San Francisco and was also Executive Director of an environmental non-profit in Utah.