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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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April Harris
Staff

April Harris

Dean of Students

Professor John Armstrong
Faculty

John Armstrong

Director, Honors Program; Professor of Philosophy

Scott McKeon
Alumni Staff

Scott McKeon

President of the Alumni Association

Mckenzie Kitchen
Alumni

Mckenzie Kitchen

NYC-based Vocal Instructor

Kenzie Cox
Alumni Staff

Kenzie Cox

Director of Admissions

Lydia Wassum
Alumni Staff

Lydia Wassum

Visit Coordinator and Ambassador Advisor

Alicia Byrd
Staff

Alicia Byrd

Success Coach · Accommodations Specialist

Nick Roberts
Staff

Nick Roberts

Dean of Students

Craig Lund
Staff

Craig Lund

Senior Admissions Counselor · Virginia · International & Spring Semester

Melanie Roberts
Alumni Staff

Melanie Roberts

Art + Design Recruitment Coordinator

Michael Frye
Alumni Staff

Michael Frye

Director of Student Success

Jamie Chandler
Staff

Jamie Chandler

Accommodations Director; Assistant to the Provost

Kathie Kloepping
Alumni Staff

Katie Kloepping

Success Coach

Sarah Christoffersen
Alumni Staff

Sarah Christoffersen

Financial Aid Director

Professor Jeff Batis
Faculty

Jeff Batis

Professor of Psychology

Professor Thomas Bell
Faculty

Thomas Bell

Associate Professor of Mathematics; Mathematics Program Coordinator

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

Professor Alison Caldwell-Andrews
Faculty

Alison Caldwell-Andrews

Associate Professor of Psychology; Psychology Program Coordinator

Professor Doug Cheney
Faculty

Doug Cheney

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Professor Jordan Clark
Faculty

Jordan Clark

Instructor of Teacher Education

Professor Megan Mason
Alumni Faculty

Megan Mason

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

Benjamin Whitted
Student

Benjamin Whitted

Student Body President

Professor Amaree Cluff
Alumni Faculty

Amaree Cluff

Associate Professor of Theatre

Professor Jared Covington
Faculty

Jared Covington

Instructor of Marketing

Professor David Cox
Faculty

David Cox

Professor of History

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Leadership

Hugh Redd

Chairman

President Bonnie H. Cordon
Leadership

Bonnie H. Cordon

University President

Jon Wallin
Leadership

Jon Wallin

Board Recorder; Chief of Staff

Kristie Gibbons
Leadership

Kristie Gibbons

Vice President of University Affairs

James Lambert
Faculty Leadership Staff

James Lambert

Provost; Associate Professor of English

Brett Garcia
Leadership Staff

Brett Garcia

Vice President of Development

Chris Pendleton
Leadership

Chris Pendleton

Vice President of Strategy

Sam Armstrong
Alumni

Sam Armstrong

UVA Law Student

Matthew Valentine
Alumni

Matthew Valentine

Marriage and Family Therapist Program at Utah Tech University

Professor Michael Gibbons
Faculty

Michael Gibbons

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Faculty

Alan Whitehead

Associate Professor of Psychology

Professor Bryce Gessell
Faculty

Bryce Gessell

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Professor Barbara Crawford
Faculty

Barbara Crawford

Professor of Art

Professor Doug Himes
Faculty

Doug Himes

Associate Professor of Art

Professor Roger Johnson
Faculty

Roger Johnson

Associate Professor of Biochemistry; Biochemistry Program Coordinator

Faculty

Barbara Van Kuiken

Professor of Chemistry

Professor Jared Lee
Faculty

Jared Lee

Associate Professor of Biology; Biology Program Coordinator; Math and Natural Sciences Division Chair

Professor Richard Gardner
Faculty

Richard Gardner

Professor of Biology

Professor Jack Heilpern
Faculty

Jack Heilpern

Assistant Professor of Business

Professor Eric Nielsen
Faculty

Eric Nielsen

Visiting Instructor of Business

Professor Mike Griffiths
Faculty

Michael Griffiths

Associate Professor of Computer Science; Computer Science Program Coordinator

Professor Jacob Ricks
Faculty

Jacob Ricks

Assistant Professor of Art; Art & Design Program Coordinator

Professor Sarah Maitland
Faculty Staff

Sarah Maitland

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

Professor Scott Dransfield
Faculty

Scott Dransfield

Professor of English; Liberal Arts Program Coordinator

Professor Karen Hufford
Faculty

Karen Hufford

Professor of English; Creative Writing Program Coordinator

Professor Dallin Lewis
Faculty

Dallin Lewis

Associate Professor of English

Professor Ariel Silver
Faculty

Ariel Clark Silver

Assistant Professor of English

Professor Ariel Rodruigez
Faculty

Ariel Rodriguez

Professor of Family & Human Development; Family & Human Development Program Coordinator

Professor Karen Marie Walker
Faculty

Karen Walker

Professor of Family and Human Development; Director of Educational Research and Development

Professor Andrew Sorber
Faculty

Andrew Sorber

Assistant Professor of Humanities and History; History Program Coordinator

Professor Lora Knight
Faculty

Lora Knight

Professor of History

Professor Jared Mcbride
Faculty

Jared McBride

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Professor Jacob Hofer
Faculty

Jakob Hofer

Assistant Professor of Music; Orchestra Director

Professor Kyle Nielsen
Faculty

Kyle Nielsen

Assistant Professor of Music; Director of Choral Activities

Professor Mackenzie Romriell
Faculty

Mackenzie Romriell

Assistant Professor of Music; Director of Vocal Performance

Professor Michael Black
Faculty

Michael Black

Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Bands

Professor Hyrum Arnesen
Faculty

Hyrum Arnesen

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music

Professor Jan-Erik Jones
Faculty

Jan-Erik Jones

Professor of Philosophy; Humanities Division Chair; Philosophy Program Coordinator

Professor Jeremiah John
Faculty

Jeremiah John

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

Professor Iana Konstantinova
Faculty

Iana Konstantinova

Professor of Spanish; Spanish Program Coordinator

Professor Arlene Fuentes
Faculty

Arlene Fuentes

Assistant Professor of Spanish

Ian Haver
Faculty

Ian Haver

Instructor of Writing; Director of the Writing Center

Kimberley Kearney
Faculty

Kimberley Kearney

Assistant Professor of Education, Director of Teacher Licensure Program

Timothy Knudson
Faculty

Timothy Knudson

Associate Professor of Physics; Gayle T. Smith Professorship

Andrew Ludtke
Faculty

Andrew Ludtke

Visiting Assistant Professor of Health and Wellness

Zebulen Riley
Faculty

Zebulen Riley

Assistant Professor of Economics, Economics Minor Coordinator

Marie Withers
Faculty

Marie Withers

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art & Design

Deidra Dryden
Leadership Staff

Deidra Dryden

VP of Development; Director of Athletics

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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

Staff

Lindsay Brown

Admissions Onboarding Specialist

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

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

Kenzie Cox
Alumni Staff

Kenzie Cox

Director of Admissions

Professor David Cox
Faculty

David Cox

Professor of History

Professor Barbara Crawford
Faculty

Barbara Crawford

Professor of Art

Ricardo Diego
Alumni Staff

Rico Diego

Financial Aid Specialist

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

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Staff

Natalie Ferris

Senior Admissions Counselor · Utah

Ben Fly
Student

Ben Fly

Service Senator

Admissions Counsellor Laura Fly
Alumni Staff

Laura Fly

Admissions Counselor · Atlantic States

Michael Frye
Alumni Staff

Michael Frye

Director of Student Success

Professor Arlene Fuentes
Faculty

Arlene Fuentes

Assistant Professor of Spanish

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

Dean of Students

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

Samuel Hirt

Associate Professor of Biology; Associate Provost

Professor Jacob Hofer
Faculty

Jakob Hofer

Assistant Professor of Music; Orchestra Director

Madison Holm
Staff

Madison Holm

Financial Aid Specialist

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

Alumni Staff

Krystal Kemp

Admissions Counselor · Pacific States

Mckenzie Kitchen
Alumni

Mckenzie Kitchen

NYC-based Vocal Instructor

Professor Lora Knight
Faculty

Lora Knight

Professor of History

Emma Knight
Student

Emma Knight

Senior Class President

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

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; Math and Natural Sciences Division Chair

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

Senior 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

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