About Us


Student Life supports the holistic development of students by collaborating with campus and community partners in providing intellectual, physical, emotional, social, and civic experiences. – WE are STUDENT LIFE

Message from the Dean of Students

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Alexis Palmer

Associate VP of Student Life / Dean of Students

Welcome to Utah Valley University and to the Student Life division! As the Dean of Students, my job is to lead the Student Life division in creating resources, programs, initiatives, and events that support and advocate for students.

Student Life is committed to helping you navigate your journey at UVU. We want to make sure that you feel inspired, connected, safe, empowered, and respected while you are at UVU. Education happens both inside and outside the classroom and a successful college experience includes a balance of academic, social, civic, and personal growth and development. Please take advantage of utilizing the resources available to all UVU students. Whether it is taking time to meditate in the SLWC Reflection Center, participating in Wolverine Bingo, or visiting with a mental health therapist we are here to support you.

If there is anything I can do for you please let me know. You can reach me via email at palmeral@uvu.edu or if you would like to meet with me call 801-863-8311 to set up an appointment. I wish you the best as you work towards your degree.

Go Wolverines!

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Meet our Staff

Alexis Palmer

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Associate VP of Student Life / Dean of Students


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Lori Peters

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Administrative Assistant IV, AVP Student Life / Dean of Students


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Ashley Larsen

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Associate Dean of Students


SL 201

  • Student Conduct/Omuds/BAT
  • Accessiblity Services
  • Student Media

William Erb

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Senior Director of Student Health Services


SC 222

  • Medical Services
  • Mental Health and Crisis Services
  • Learning Disability Testing

DaSheek Akwenye

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Director of Campus Recreation & Wellness


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Summer Valente

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Director of The Center for Social Impact


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  • Volunteerism, Academic Service-Learning
  • Service Council
  • Food Pantry

Joel Herd

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Director of SSC/SLWC Operations


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  • Events & Scheduling
  • Campus Connection and Post Office
  • Sorensen Student Ce nter

Marissa King

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Director of Student Leadership & Involvement


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Robert Ward

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Systems Administrator of Student Center


SC 103e

  • Student Life IT Support

Belinda Han

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Director of Center for Advancement of Leadership


LC 302

  • Center for the Advancement of Leadership
  • L.E.A.D. Program

Annual Report

Fall 2017 - Summer 2018

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Fall 2016 - Summer 2017

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Fall 2015 - Summer 2016

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Fall 2014 - Summer 2015

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