Governor Gary Herbert appointed three new trustees to the UVU Board of Trustees. Rick Nielsen, the superintendent of Nebo School District; Paul Thompson, a former president of Weber State University; and Rob Smith, the student body president at UVU were confirmed as trustees by the Utah Senate.
Superintendent Rick Nielsen was appointed a member of the UVU Board of Trustees in June of 2017. Mr. Nielsen currently serves as the Superintendent of Nebo School District, with an enrollment of over 32,500 students, in South Utah County. He has held this position since 2010.