Friday, June 13, 2008

UVU needs The Bunnell more than ever

Earlier this week UVSC's Board of Trustees talked at considerable length about the school's need for a more complete "university experience".

UVSC to stress 'college life' (Deseret Morning News, June 12 2008)

Without on-campus housing UVSC has always faced the problem of trying to build a cohesive student experience. Val Hale, the school's VP for advancement, noted that half the student just goes to class and never participates in any other campus activity. He went on to say:

"We should give them a better university experience. We need to do some things to keep them here and get them involved — participate in college life."

So the Board approved a list of four guiding principles to implement in the next 10 years to hopefully reverse this trend of student apathy. They are: engaged academic culture; multidimensional university experience; sustainable institutional vitality; and dynamic university infrastructure.

Of course we think The Bunnell Cafe would go a long way in promoting a better "university experience" and would follow right along with these four guiding principles.. Listed below is the contact information of the Board of Trustees members. Send them a note saying The Bunnell Cafe would be a perfect way to increase student activity, retention, cultural involvement, and overall campus pride.

Beckham, Janette Hales - Chair*
1260 East Oakcrest Circle
Provo, UT 84604

Campbell, Dan**
5255 N. Edgewood Dr., Suite 200
Provo, UT 84604

Chaffetz, Jason
Maxtera Utah, Inc.
315 Westfield Circle
Alpine, UT 84004

Clark, Timothy R. - Vice Chair***
TR Clark & Associates, LLC
215 North Matterhorn Drive
Alpine, UT 84004

Clyde, Paul B. (Foundation Chair, Non-voting)
Exec. Vice President/COO
Clyde Companies, Inc.
President, W.W. Clyde & Co.
P.O. Box 1955
Orem, UT 84059

Jenkins, J. Scott
EVP Manufacturing, Planning & Supply Chain
Twinlab Corporation
1745 Oakcrest Drive
Orem, UT 84097

Lund, Steven J.
NuSkin Enterprises
75 West Center Street
Provo, UT 84601

Merrill, Carolyn
Principal, American Fork High
510 North 600 East
American Fork, UT 84003

Mortimer, Doyle M. - Secretary*
VP of Operations
Alexander's Print Advantage
245 South 1060 West
Lindon, UT 84042

Shoemaker, Terry
Wasatch School District
101 East 200 North
Heber City, UT 84032

Watkins, Joseph
Student body President
Utah Valley State College - 189
800 West University Parkway
Orem, UT 84058-5999