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SVU is where Latter-day saints and other like minded students gather to have a unique personalized learning experience in the beautiful surroundings of Buena Vista, VA. Thousands of students have launch successfully into happy lives and careers.

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McKinley Moore
Alumni Staff

McKinley Moore

Financial Aid Specialist

Kathie Kloepping
Alumni Staff

Katie Kloepping

Success Coach

Professor John Armstrong
Faculty

John Armstrong

Director, Honors Program; Professor of Philosophy

Sam Armstrong
Alumni

Sam Armstrong

UVA Law Student

Professor Hyrum Arnesen
Faculty

Hyrum Arnesen

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music

Dawson Ball
Student

Dawson Ball

Sophomore Class President

Devin Barbee
Student

Devin Barbee

SVSA Executive Secretary

Kai Barton
Student

Kai Barton

VP of Student Services

Professor Jeff Batis
Faculty

Jeff Batis

Professor of Psychology

Mary Baxter
Student

Mary Baxter

Junior Class President

Professor Thomas Bell
Faculty

Thomas Bell

Associate Professor of Mathematics; Mathematics Program Coordinator

Professor Michael Black
Faculty

Michael Black

Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Bands

Professor Joe Bouchelle
Faculty

Joe Bouchelle

Associate Professor of Composition; Associate Director of University Writing

Professor Carrie Brotherson
Faculty

Carrie Brotherson

Assistant Professor of English

Professor Todd Brotherson
Faculty

Todd Brotherson

Business Management & Leadership Program Coordinator; Associate Professor of Business

Alicia Byrd
Staff

Alicia Byrd

Success Coach · Accommodations Specialist

Professor Alison Caldwell-Andrews
Faculty

Alison Caldwell-Andrews

Associate Professor of Psychology; Psychology Program Coordinator

Paul Candland
Alumni

Paul Candland

Alumni Association Vice President

Ryan Cannon
Alumni Staff

Ryan Cannon

Admissions Counselor · Central States

Jamie Chandler
Staff

Jamie Chandler

Accommodations Director; Assistant to the Provost

Professor Doug Cheney
Faculty

Doug Cheney

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Sarah Christoffersen
Alumni Staff

Sarah Christoffersen

Financial Aid Director

Professor Jordan Clark
Faculty

Jordan Clark

Instructor of Teacher Education

Professor Amaree Cluff
Alumni Faculty

Amaree Cluff

Associate Professor of Theatre

Tyson Cooper
Alumni Leadership

Tyson Cooper

Vice President of Finance

President Bonnie H. Cordon
Leadership

Bonnie H. Cordon

University President

Professor Jared Covington
Faculty

Jared Covington

Instructor of Marketing

Professor David Cox
Faculty

David Cox

Professor of History

Kenzie Cox
Alumni Staff

Kenzie Cox

Director of Admissions

Professor Barbara Crawford
Faculty

Barbara Crawford

Professor of Art

Brigham Doxey
Alumni

Brigham Doxey

Alumni Association Treasurer

Professor Scott Dransfield
Faculty

Scott Dransfield

Professor of English; Liberal Arts Program Coordinator

JD Drasbek
Alumni

JD Drasbek

Alumni Association Vice President

Deidra Dryden
Leadership Staff

Deidra Dryden

VP of Development; Director of Athletics

Portrait of Natalie Ferris
Staff

Natalie Ferris

Admissions Counselor · Utah

Ben Fly
Student

Ben Fly

Service Senator

Michael Frye
Alumni Staff

Michael Frye

Director of Student Success

Professor Arlene Fuentes
Faculty

Arlene Fuentes

Assistant Professor of Spanish

Brayden Funn
Staff

Brayden Funn

Admissions Counselor · Pacific & Atlantic States

Brett Garcia
Leadership Staff

Brett Garcia

Vice President of Development

Professor Richard Gardner
Faculty

Richard Gardner

Professor of Biology

Professor Bryce Gessell
Faculty

Bryce Gessell

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Kristie Gibbons
Leadership

Kristie Gibbons

Vice President of University Affairs

Professor Michael Gibbons
Faculty

Michael Gibbons

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Professor Mike Griffiths
Faculty

Michael Griffiths

Associate Professor of Computer Science; Computer Science Program Coordinator

April Harris
Staff

April Harris

Director of Housing

Ian Haver
Faculty

Ian Haver

Instructor of Writing; Director of the Writing Center

Professor Jack Heilpern
Faculty

Jack Heilpern

Assistant Professor of Business

Professor Doug Himes
Faculty

Doug Himes

Associate Professor of Art

Sophia Hirst
Student

Sophia Hirst

SVSA Executive Secretary

Professor Samuel Hirt
Faculty Staff

Samuel Hirt

Associate Professor of Biology; Associate Provost; Math and Natural Sciences Division Chair

Professor Jacob Hofer
Faculty

Jakob Hofer

Assistant Professor of Music; Orchestra Director

Professor Karen Hufford
Faculty

Karen Hufford

Professor of English; Creative Writing Program Coordinator

Professor Jeremiah John
Faculty

Jeremiah John

Professor of Politics; Social Science Division Chair; Political Science Program Coordinator

Professor Roger Johnson
Faculty

Roger Johnson

Associate Professor of Biochemistry; Biochemistry Program Coordinator

Professor Jan-Erik Jones
Faculty

Jan-Erik Jones

Professor of Philosophy; Humanities Division Chair; Philosophy Program Coordinator

Kimberley Kearney
Faculty

Kimberley Kearney

Assistant Professor of Education, Director of Teacher Licensure Program

Mckenzie Kitchen
Alumni

Mckenzie Kitchen

NYC-based Vocal Instructor

Emma Knight
Student

Emma Knight

Senior Class President

Professor Lora Knight
Faculty

Lora Knight

Professor of History

Timothy Knudson
Faculty

Timothy Knudson

Associate Professor of Physics; Gayle T. Smith Professorship

Professor Iana Konstantinova
Faculty

Iana Konstantinova

Professor of Spanish; Spanish Program Coordinator

Devan Lamb
Alumni Staff

Devan Lamb

Financial Aid Specialist

Portrait of Kevin Lamb
Alumni Staff

Kevin Lamb

Head Esports Coach

James Lambert
Faculty Leadership Staff

James Lambert

Provost; Associate Professor of English

Professor Jared Lee
Faculty

Jared Lee

Associate Professor of Biology; Biology Program Coordinator

Professor Dallin Lewis
Faculty

Dallin Lewis

Associate Professor of English

Andrew Ludtke
Faculty

Andrew Ludtke

Visiting Assistant Professor of Health and Wellness

Craig Lund
Staff

Craig Lund

Admissions Counselor · Virginia · International & Spring Semester

Derick Maggard
Alumni

Derick Maggard

Alumni Association Vice President

Professor Sarah Maitland
Faculty Staff

Sarah Maitland

Associate Professor of English; Associate Provost; English Program Coordinator; Director of University Writing

Professor Megan Mason
Alumni Faculty

Megan Mason

Assistant Professor of Music; Fine & Performing Arts Division Chair; Music Program Coordinator

Professor Jared Mcbride
Faculty

Jared McBride

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Scott McKeon
Alumni Staff

Scott McKeon

President of the Alumni Association

Emmaline Merrill
Student

Emmaline Merrill

VP of Campus Relations

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Kathie Kloepping
Alumni Staff

Katie Kloepping

Success Coach

Professor John Armstrong
Faculty

John Armstrong

Director, Honors Program; Professor of Philosophy

Sam Armstrong
Alumni

Sam Armstrong

UVA Law Student

Professor Hyrum Arnesen
Faculty

Hyrum Arnesen

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music

Dawson Ball
Student

Dawson Ball

Sophomore Class President

Devin Barbee
Student

Devin Barbee

SVSA Executive Secretary

Kai Barton
Student

Kai Barton

VP of Student Services

Professor Jeff Batis
Faculty

Jeff Batis

Professor of Psychology

Mary Baxter
Student

Mary Baxter

Junior Class President

Professor Thomas Bell
Faculty

Thomas Bell

Associate Professor of Mathematics; Mathematics Program Coordinator

Professor Michael Black
Faculty

Michael Black

Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Bands

Professor Joe Bouchelle
Faculty

Joe Bouchelle

Associate Professor of Composition; Associate Director of University Writing

Professor Carrie Brotherson
Faculty

Carrie Brotherson

Assistant Professor of English

Professor Todd Brotherson
Faculty

Todd Brotherson

Business Management & Leadership Program Coordinator; Associate Professor of Business

Alicia Byrd
Staff

Alicia Byrd

Success Coach · Accommodations Specialist

Professor Alison Caldwell-Andrews
Faculty

Alison Caldwell-Andrews

Associate Professor of Psychology; Psychology Program Coordinator

Paul Candland
Alumni

Paul Candland

Alumni Association Vice President

Ryan Cannon
Alumni Staff

Ryan Cannon

Admissions Counselor · Central States

Jamie Chandler
Staff

Jamie Chandler

Accommodations Director; Assistant to the Provost

Professor Doug Cheney
Faculty

Doug Cheney

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Sarah Christoffersen
Alumni Staff

Sarah Christoffersen

Financial Aid Director

Professor Jordan Clark
Faculty

Jordan Clark

Instructor of Teacher Education

Professor Amaree Cluff
Alumni Faculty

Amaree Cluff

Associate Professor of Theatre

Tyson Cooper
Alumni Leadership

Tyson Cooper

Vice President of Finance

President Bonnie H. Cordon
Leadership

Bonnie H. Cordon

University President

Professor Jared Covington
Faculty

Jared Covington

Instructor of Marketing

Professor David Cox
Faculty

David Cox

Professor of History

Kenzie Cox
Alumni Staff

Kenzie Cox

Director of Admissions

Professor Barbara Crawford
Faculty

Barbara Crawford

Professor of Art

Brigham Doxey
Alumni

Brigham Doxey

Alumni Association Treasurer

Professor Scott Dransfield
Faculty

Scott Dransfield

Professor of English; Liberal Arts Program Coordinator

JD Drasbek
Alumni

JD Drasbek

Alumni Association Vice President

Deidra Dryden
Leadership Staff

Deidra Dryden

VP of Development; Director of Athletics

Portrait of Natalie Ferris
Staff

Natalie Ferris

Admissions Counselor · Utah

Ben Fly
Student

Ben Fly

Service Senator

Michael Frye
Alumni Staff

Michael Frye

Director of Student Success

Professor Arlene Fuentes
Faculty

Arlene Fuentes

Assistant Professor of Spanish

Brayden Funn
Staff

Brayden Funn

Admissions Counselor · Pacific & Atlantic States

Brett Garcia
Leadership Staff

Brett Garcia

Vice President of Development

Professor Richard Gardner
Faculty

Richard Gardner

Professor of Biology

Professor Bryce Gessell
Faculty

Bryce Gessell

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Kristie Gibbons
Leadership

Kristie Gibbons

Vice President of University Affairs

Professor Michael Gibbons
Faculty

Michael Gibbons

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Professor Mike Griffiths
Faculty

Michael Griffiths

Associate Professor of Computer Science; Computer Science Program Coordinator

April Harris
Staff

April Harris

Director of Housing

Ian Haver
Faculty

Ian Haver

Instructor of Writing; Director of the Writing Center

Professor Jack Heilpern
Faculty

Jack Heilpern

Assistant Professor of Business

Professor Doug Himes
Faculty

Doug Himes

Associate Professor of Art

Sophia Hirst
Student

Sophia Hirst

SVSA Executive Secretary

Professor Samuel Hirt
Faculty Staff

Samuel Hirt

Associate Professor of Biology; Associate Provost; Math and Natural Sciences Division Chair

Professor Jacob Hofer
Faculty

Jakob Hofer

Assistant Professor of Music; Orchestra Director

Professor Karen Hufford
Faculty

Karen Hufford

Professor of English; Creative Writing Program Coordinator

Professor Jeremiah John
Faculty

Jeremiah John

Professor of Politics; Social Science Division Chair; Political Science Program Coordinator

Professor Roger Johnson
Faculty

Roger Johnson

Associate Professor of Biochemistry; Biochemistry Program Coordinator

Professor Jan-Erik Jones
Faculty

Jan-Erik Jones

Professor of Philosophy; Humanities Division Chair; Philosophy Program Coordinator

Kimberley Kearney
Faculty

Kimberley Kearney

Assistant Professor of Education, Director of Teacher Licensure Program

Mckenzie Kitchen
Alumni

Mckenzie Kitchen

NYC-based Vocal Instructor