Utah Valley University
Kyle A. Reyes

OREM — Utah Valley University has named Kyle A. Reyes as vice president for student affairs, effective Nov. 16.

Reyes replaces Michelle Taylor, who left UVU in August to accept a position as president of the Institute for Clinical Social Work in Chicago.

Prior to this new assignment, Reyes served as UVU’s chief diversity officer and special assistant to the president for inclusion.

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Over the past three years, Reyes was also an assistant professor in the School of Education. He has taught courses on multicultural understanding, and family and community partnerships, and he has published academic articles on multicultural identities in educational spaces.

Reyes, whose background includes Hawaiian, Japanese and Filipino heritage, is the first person of color to serve as a vice president at UVU.

He received a doctorate in educational leadership and policy from the University of Utah and focused his research on educational access and equity issues for underserved students.