Utah Valley University has hired Cameron Martin, a former UVU administrator now serving as an associate commissioner of higher education, to be its vice president for university relations, a post that oversees marketing, economic development and governmental affairs.
"The search to fill this position elicited tremendous response from candidates across the country, giving us the luxury of choosing from a pool of exceptionally talented individuals," said UVU President Matthew Holland in a press statement. "After vetting the candidates thoroughly, we determined that Cameron's background and abilities were an outstanding fit for the needs of the university at this time."
Martin is no stranger to the Orem school, having worked there for a decade while it was still known as Utah Valley State College. He played a key role in building a rationale for the college become a university, which it accomplished in 2008. Martin followed former UVU president William Sederburg to the commissioner's office in 2008 to guide planning and budgeting.
Dave Buhler, who became commissioner of higher education after Sederburg's recent retirement, hailed Martin's contributions serving the state Board of Regents, which included helping select university presidents and evaluating the regents.
"In particular, he was instrumental in helping craft the HigherEdUtah 2020 Plan that established Utah's 66 percent goal," Buhler said. "We will miss him in our office but are very pleased that his talents will continue to be put to use within the Utah System of Higher Education."