About Us


Michelle Taylor

Vice President of Student Affairs

Michelle O. Taylor

Michelle O. Taylor is the Vice President of Student Affairs at Utah Valley University. She has twenty years of experience in higher education leadership. Michelle earned her Ph.D. from the University of Utah in Social Work with an emphasis in policy and administration. She is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and promotes social change through the development and implementation of innovative programs and initiatives. Dr. Taylor has secured numerous grants and won many awards, most recently recognized as a passionate advocate for women, she received the Rainmaker Award for Outstanding Service and Advanced Advocacy. She has dedicated her career to creating access to higher education for underrepresented populations, first generation, women and individuals with disabilities.

Alexis Palmer

Associate Vice President
Student Life || Dean of Students

Alexis Palmer

  • Accessibility Services
  • Auxiliary Services || Sorenson Center
  • Campus Recreation
  • Housing and Residence Life
  • Intramurals
  • Outdoor Adventure Center
  • Rodeo
  • Spirit Squad
  • Student Clubs
  • Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution
  • Student Health Services
  • Student Leadership and Involvement
  • Student Life and Wellness Center
  • Wellness Programs
  • Volunteer and Service Learning
Michelle Kearns

Associate Vice President
Student Success and Retention

Michelle Kearns

  • Care About Childcare
  • Career Development Center
  • Co-chair Advisement Council
  • Co-chair Center for Global Intercultural Engagement
  • First Year Experience
  • International Student Services
  • Multicultural Student Services
  • Orientation
  • Student Retention
  • Testing Services
  • TRiO Student Support
  • Turning Point
  • University Advising
  • Wee Care Childcare Center
  • Women's Success Center
Andrew Stone

Assistant Vice President
Enrollment Management

Andrew Stone

  • Admissions
  • Financial Aid & Scholarships
  • Graduation || Transfer || Veteran's Services
  • One Stop
  • Registrar

Assistant Vice President
Recruitment || Outreach


  • Center for the Advancement of Leadership (CAL)
  • GEAR Up
  • Prospective Student Services
  • School Community University Partnership
  • Student Affairs Web Services
  • Turning Point/Care About Childcare/Wee Care Center
  • TRiO Pre-College Programs

Assistant Director
Development Student Affairs || Inclusion


  • Development Officer
Kim B

Administrative Support V

Kimberly Barraclough


Mission Statement

Student Affairs collaborates to foster a holistic student-centered experience focused on learning and well-being by providing intentional programs and services to promote student success as well as professional and personal development student success.

Student Affairs is committed to these core VALUES:

Collaboration: Student Affairs proactively seeks opportunities for effective collaboration with internal and external partners.

Student Success: Student Affairs recognizes the unique characteristics of each student and provides opportunities for academic, personal, and professional development. Engaged Learning: Student Affairs supports professional development and experiential learning for students, faculty, and staff.

Support: Student Affairs professionals embrace a safe, personalized, seamless, and intentional philosophy to ensure each student is proactively guided through their educational journey.

Leadership Development: Student Affairs provides opportunities to cultivate quality leadership in students and staff.

Inclusion: Student Affairs cultivates an environment that embraces a broad range of students from a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives.

Innovation: Student Affairs utilizes creativity, technology, data, and best practices to provide exemplary programs and services.

Student Development: Student Affairs values a holistic approach that fosters intellectual, social, physical, and spiritual growth of the student.

Environment: Student Affairs actively promotes a workplace of Respect, Inspiration, Connection, Empowerment, and Safety from employees to students as well as employees to employees.