Utah Valley University is a teaching institution which provides


Utah Valley University is a teaching institution which provides opportunity, promotes student success, and meets regional educational needs. UVU builds on a foundation of scholarly and creative work to foster engaged learning. The university prepares professionally competent people of integrity who, as lifelong learners and leaders, serve as stewards of a globally interdependent community.

In 1941, the community in Utah valley acknowledged the need for people with technical training and that prompted the creation of Central Utah Technical School. In 1943, the

Utah state legislature began funding to make the institution a state-funded vocational school. In 1992, the Utah System of Higher Education and the State Board of Regents proposed an initial offering of four year college degree programs.

The name was changed to Utah Valley University in 2008 when the legislature voted to upgrade the college to university status. Today, UVU offers 65 degree programs and enrollment has grown to nearly 29,000 to rival the University of Utah as the largest enrollment among state universities.

Along with the unprecedented growth in enrollment has come the creation and growth of a Human Resources Department. Today, UVU functions as a full service university with faculty, staff, and student employment. Administratively, Human Resources department falls under the purview of the Vice President of Budgeting, Planning, and Human

Resources. To complement and service the university’s staff and faculty employees, the Human Resources department offers employment, benefits, compensation, HRIS, recordkeeping, employee relations and compliance functions with dedicated, hardworking professionals. Judy Martindale is the Director of Compensation and

Benefits and she is also a member of ICBA. Her staff includes three Benefits

Specialists and one Compensation Analyst.

UVU is proud to have HR professionals who are members of ICBA.