PACE Executive Board Members


Beka Grulich

Beka Grulich


Working at UVU is one of the great joys of Beka’s life for the last 28 years. Currently, she is the Associate Director of Event Services-Campus Scheduling and loves the work of supporting all the great plans and events that the employees and students of UVU create. Previously she has held several positions in Student Services including; Manager of Campus Connection, UVUSA Advisor, and part of the first SLWC Management Team.

Beka is passionate about providing exceptional customer service to the Students, Staff, and Faculty across campus. She hopes to share her care and mindfulness with PACE to continue improving our campus as a great place to engage while attending school and/or working.

Beka has been blessed to contribute to and benefit from the UVU Community by earning a BS in University Studies, serving on the University Planning and Advisory Council, being a member of a UVSelf Co-hort, being a PACE Senator and currently serves on the Faculty-Senate Academic Scheduling Committee.

At home, Beka is married to Gary, who she met as an Olympic volunteer 17 years ago. They have two children who are devoted UVU Wolverine fans. On the weekends, you will find Beka at one of her kids’ events, doing a DIY project or sneaking a stitch or two on a crochet creation.

Past President

Nathan Gerber

Nathan Gerber

Nathan Gerber loves working at UVU and is currently the Director of Web Development Services. Since 1994, Nathan has enjoyed being part of the team here at UVU in many capacities. He loves the strategic focus of the campus and endeavors in working with all departments across campus to reflect that vision on their websites.

Nathan has served as the PACE Communications Chair, and member of the Communications Committee, and now serves as the PACE President. He looks forward to the interactions and collaborations with others across campus on PACE issues.

Nathan is a devoted father of five children and loving husband of Janelle, his wife. You'll often find Nathan working in his garden, hiking, fishing, biking, or goofing around with his kids.



Executive Vice President

Tami Jensen

Candida Johnson

Candida Johnson has served as the Assistant to the Associate Vice President –University Marketing & Communications, since 2015. Prior to that she worked with the Studios & Broadcast Services Department since moving to Utah, from San Antonio, Texas, in 2013. Some of her duties include working with various campus entities to collaborate on projects, facilitating campus image initiatives, commencement scheduling and logistics, and conference scheduling and logistics. Candida is also involved with community and intercampus relations.  

Candida has served the university staff through diligent planning and executing a variety of campus events including: Summer University, Staff Fall Forum, Staff Holiday Social, Commencement, and various campus conferences and events. Some of her responsibilities included acquiring, securing and hosting talent, obtain donations, distribute marketing collateral, work with campus scheduling and catering.  Off campus, Candida has been involved with several boards and has helped with the planning and executing a variety of events including: summer block parties, community theater productions, fund raising galas and family reunions.

Candida is a lifelong learner and treasures her campus experience and UVU diploma. Currently, she is working towards her bachelor’s degree in communication. When she is not studying you can usually find her playing with her granddaughter, hiking through the mountains with her family or exploring an off-road trail in their Jeep. She has an amazing husband, Tom, and two awesome children and one marvelous son-in-law, Savannah (Josh) and Nathan. While she claims to not have a favorite - everyone knows that the grandbaby is just that.

Vice President 

Shalece Nuttall

Bonnie Mortensen


With 20-plus years of management experience, Bonnie has learned first-hand about the importance of diversity and team building in the workplace.
Bonnie studied Graphic Design and Business at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. While at HSU, Bonnie worked for the Small Business Developmental Center on such projects as Governor Round Tables, with then-Governor Bill Clinton. She organized free marketing seminars through the SBDC that offered educational opportunities for rural Arkansas business owners.
Bonnie's career path in Utah began at Novell where she worked full time as a front-line tech specializing in Netware 286 and Netware 386. (She also interned in the marketing department on the team that created the marketing plan for Netware 386.) She was one of the first female, Certified Netware Engineers, and continued a specialized technical education through Novell.
Her love for working in education started during her time as a charter school administrator. While in this position, her time was spent implementing programs, such as the National School Lunch Program and Concurrent Enrollment (via UVU) as well as working to develop new educational opportunities for students utilizing local artists, musicians, community leaders, and scholars.
A UVU staff member since 2012, Bonnie has been engaged on campus by serving on multiple committees and boards. She is a previous PACE Senator for Academic Affairs, Events Committee Chair, and is currently serving as the PACE Administrative VP.
Bonnie is a proud first-generation UVU graduate with a BS in Integrated Studies with emphases in Leadership and Communications. GO WOLVERINES!

Secretary / Treasurer

Stacy Fowler

Ashlyn Robb

Ashlyn works as the Records Manager in the HRIS division of Human Resources.  She has been at UVU for seven years part time and then full time in 2016.  She is very organized, efficient and always willing to lend a helping hand for any project, task or event.  Ashlyn’s real loves are knitting and baking, especially candy making.  Her three children and husband have a hard time letting her leave the house with the goodies that she brings to the office.

Administrative Liaison

Linda Makin

Linda Makin

Linda Makin serves as the Vice President for Planning, Budget and Human Resources at Utah Valley University. With over 35 years of higher education experience, Linda has participated with and led numerous teams to achieve new heights and vistas. Linda earned a master's degree in public administration from Brigham Young University and a bachelor's degree in Accounting from Utah Valley University. She is actively engaged in professional organizations having presented numerous times at regional and national conferences (and Summer Universities).

Linda loves to travel, in particular Disneyland. Her dream job would be to work as the Fairy Godmother at Cinderella's castle at Walt Disney World.

Administrative Liaison

Marilyn Meyer

Marilyn Meyer

Marilyn joined UVU in February 2019 and as the Associate Vice President / CHRO of Human Resources oversees a team of 30 HR employees that handle human resource issues for over 5,600 employees including recruiting processes, talent management, benefits, wellness and employee engagement programs, employee relations, and organizational development. She earned a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from UNLV and a master’s degree in human resource management from Golden Gate University. Marilyn loves time with her husband and two Cavalier King Charles spaniel dogs and enjoying “all things Utah” since their move in January 2019, ie., snow, rain, sunshine all in one day; mountains, Kneaders, being closer to extended family and lots of delicious goodies everywhere! In her spare time, she likes to read, travel abroad, and attend Broadway musicals.