Matt Bryson has embraced community service at UVU by taking leadership roles in many student organizations. He is currently the Wolverine Fund senior associate, he works in the Center for Constitutional Studies as the development and operations specialist, and he has served as the finance vice president for the Student Alumni Association. His efforts in the Center for the Advancement of Leadership were recognized with the CAL Spirit Award, and he also won the Golden Wolverine Award.
Beyond UVU, Matt was selected for a U.S. Senate Finance Committee internship and was a candidate for a White House internship. A former Youth Mayor and Centerville, Utah, City Council member, he was named Centerville City Citizen of the Year in 2010. He has also been a Mitt Romney presidential campaign intern and a Thomas Jefferson Center advisory board member.
Matt credits his success at UVU to its welcoming, inclusive culture, which encourages students to participate in building the University. He was thrilled to have the opportunity to serve on a committee that discussed visions for the University’s future over the next 40 years. He found it to be an open, communicative setting, where his thoughts were welcomed, and it afforded him insight and experience far beyond the classroom. He says, “I learned that UVU cares about students’ opinions and fosters an environment of open discussion. As much as I have learned to look up to wise leaders at UVU, this opportunity taught me that I can also look to myself to solve problems — problems beyond the normal scope of a student.”
Matt plans to enter a J.D. or M.B.A. program after graduation and hopes to work in venture capital, management consulting, or corporate law. He also hopes to pursue his passion in constitutional studies, nonprofit work, and service to his community.