Meet the President

Dr. olson named interim President

Dr. Astrid S. Tuminez will assume official duties as the seventh president of Utah Valley University on September 17, 2018. Dr. Jeffery E. Olson, senior vice president of Academic Affairs, will serve as interim president from July 1 until Dr. Tuminez arrives on campus in September.  Details about President Tuminez and the presidential transition can be found at


About the interim President

Dr. Jeffery E. Olson joined Utah Valley University on July 1, 2014, as the senior vice president for academic affairs. He obtained his doctorate in administration and policy analysis with a concentration in higher education from Stanford University and a juris doctorate from the University of Utah. He spent 25 years at St. John’s University in New York where he served most recently as the associate provost for academic assessment. Other positions he held at St. John’s were the director of the Division of Library and Information Science, associate professor in the Division of Library and Information Science, and associate professor in the Department of Administration and Instructional Leadership. He also served on the Board of Trustees for the Metropolitan New York Library Resource Council.

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