Senator Deidre Henderson To Serve As Inaugural Public Service Fellow At UVU
September 25, 2013
For Immediate Release
University Marketing & Communications: Whitney Wilkinson
Written By: Luke Peterson
Beginning Oct. 1, students at Utah Valley University will have the rare opportunity to be instructed and mentored by a state senator. Utah State Sen. Deidre Henderson will serve as the inaugural Public Service Fellow at UVU, where she will teach, mentor and guide students interested in government, politics and public service.
Henderson was selected because of her unique set of qualifications.
“Sen. Henderson is a mother, a freshman state senator, the chair of multiple legislative committees and an accomplished federal campaign manager,” said Luke Peterson, who directs the Public Service Academy and Public Service Fellowship Program at UVU. “I simply cannot imagine a more interesting and impressive set of qualifications.”
The purpose of the Public Service Fellowship is to bring students in contact with accomplished public servants, inspire them to be active and effective citizens and encourage their involvement in local, state and federal government.
Accordingly, Henderson will teach a course aimed at equipping students with the tools and passion necessary for success in civic engagement.
“It’s truly an honor to serve as a Public Service Fellow for UVU this fall,” Henderson said. “Tomorrow’s leaders will inherit both challenges and opportunities. Preparation in leadership skills, public policy and community involvement is critical to participate in the changing national landscape. I look forward to a robust discussion with students at UVU.”
Henderson will teach her non-credit mini-course, “Politics: Leverage & Leadership for Millennials,” every Tuesday from Oct. 1 to Nov. 19 at the UVU Orem Campus.