UVU Names New Senior Director Of Community & Continuing Education
March 12, 2013
For Immediate Release
University Marketing & Communications: Mike Rigert (801) 863-6807
Written by: Karissa Neely (801) 863-6807
Utah Valley University is pleased to announce that Alexis Palmer, formerly the director of the University’s Volunteer & Service-Learning Center, has been selected as the senior director for UVU’s Community & Continuing Education department. Palmer began her new assignment Feb. 15.
“Alexis comes with a wealth of experience across campus and has been active in program development and building community partnerships,” said Brian Birch, UVU associate vice president for engaged learning. “Alexis is an exceptional leader, and I look forward to working with her in strengthening our programs and identifying new opportunities across campus and in the community.”
Palmer earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Boise State University. She holds a Master of Science degree from Brigham Young University, and was also the valedictorian of her graduating class.
Palmer served as the director of the UVU Volunteer & Service-Learning Center since 2004, where she directed the coordination and assessment of programs and promotion of student and community volunteerism, service-learning and civic engagement. She also is an adjunct faculty member for College Success Studies courses.
Utah Valley University is located in Orem, Utah, and is home to more than 30,000 students. UVU began as a vocational school during World War II, and in the seven decades since has evolved into a technical school, community school, state college and, finally, a comprehensive regional teaching university. UVU is one of Utah’s largest institutions of higher learning and offers programs ranging from career training to high-demand master degrees, with emphasis on undergraduate education.