Mission Statement

The Division of Planning, Budget, and Human Resources promotes a healthy university capable of achieving student success through effective planning, evaluation, and management of UVU's human, financial, and information resources.

Strategic Objectives

  • Provide timely and accurate information and recommendations to support effective and informed university decision making and communications.
  • Provide centralized processes, systems, and education to secure resources, expand information awareness, improve decision making capabilities, and promote equity across the university. 
  • Fulfill UVU's compliance duties within the division's scope of responsibilities through consistent institutional practices, adherence to legal and regulatory requirements, and responsiveness to stakeholders. 
  • Recruit, retain, and develop a knowledgeable and professional staff that supports centralized services and cross-campus collaboration. 

Leadership Team

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Linda Makin

Vice President
Planning, Budget & Finance

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Jacob Atkin

Associate Vice President

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Stacy Fowler

Administrative Assistant
Planning, Budget & Finance

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Jeffrey Johnson


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Cara O'Sullivan

Policy Office

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Peter VanderHeide

internal audit 

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Scott Wood

Budget Office

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Marisa Crist

Presidential Intern
Planning, Budget & Finance