skeptic and John Pack Lambert,It seems that both of you are bothered
because the article does not state whether the new UVU president is LDS. I have
a question for you. Why does it matter? UVU is a state school.
Astrid was my BYU Russian House roommate. Her personal story is inspirational.
She was brilliant then, and admirable in every way. I'm so happy for her
success. She'll be a wonderful asset to the UVU community.
Two doors down from me in my dorm my freshman year at BYU was a muslim student
from Karachi, Pakistan. I also asked him why he came to BYU. Besides a solid
program in which he was seeking study, his parents thought he would coming to a
safe school, one with an honor code and of course for devout muslims, a stress
on no alcohol being part of the honor code was also a strong consideration.
Many students come from foreign countries to BYU for these particular reasons,
even if they are not even LDS.
The Daily Herald article confirmed my early theory that Tuminez came to Utah in
1982 to study at BYU. Based on information in that article Tuminez is probably
about 4 years older than Holland. The causes of Tuminez choosing BYU
to do her undergrad at are not any clearer after reading that article.
Considering that it appears that Tuminez came to the US on a student visa, at
least her coming in 1982 and graduating as BYU valedictorian in 1986 would seem
to point to that as being the trajectory she followed, her path to the US and
cirizenship is one that remaons open and has reveived little resistence in the
immigration debate.There are big questions in my mind that remain
unanswered in the article. The first is what factors caused her to first come to
Utah Valley in 1982? There is a,broad number of possible answers to that
question. How much of a person's private life should be published is a
worthwhile question. I am normally for as much as possible and do not feel this
article delved into the questions of Tuminez's connections to Utah Valley
enough. This seems in part based on not building the article enough
on live communication and too much relying on things like her CV.
@tenx; "@not very Impartial7. She is where she is at exactly because
she came here the correct way, which is what Trump wants, and which most
Americans want." No, Trump doesn't want people from those
blank countries (that the D-News won't allow). He wants immigrants from
Norway and Sweden. Please, Google exactly what he stated.
@not very Impartial7. She is where she is at exactly because she came here the
correct way, which is what Trump wants, and which most Americans want.
Congrats to her from our family which includes 3 boys, all half Filipino. Viva
Congrats to UVU and kudos to Astrid, when she was presented as a candidate I was
impressed with her vision and humility.It is great to see someone
whose whole life was changed by education be able to give back and continue that
legacy. And, what a bonus that she is a minority female who rose from the
poorest of slums to this position. Think of all the people she may yet inspire!
"Tuminez was a first-generation college student, who along with her six
siblings, was raised by their 15-year-old older sister after their mother left
when she was 5. She emigrated to the United States in 1982 and later became a
U.S. citizen."The kind of major success story that couldn't
happen today under Trump and the GOP.
While I applaud the challenges that she has overcome. None of those should have
any bearing on whether she can accomplish the job she was hired for. If we are
truly a color-blind inclusive community, which I hope we are, we should be
celebrating more her educational and corporate accomplishments and less that she
is a woman and from the Philippines raised in poverty. While I think more should
be done to help minorities understand that they can have prominent roles, I hope
that she wasn't hired solely for that purpose. She needs to be able to do
the job or it does minorities no credit if she fails in her new role.
An amazing life of struggle and success of a wonderful talented woman. Her live
relates to the benefit of association with the Catholic Church’s and the
Mormon BYU, but her story doesn’t say if either of the influences she
accepted as her believe. Working in a high density Mormon town it will be
influential to her continued success and happiness.
"Tuminez noted that Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, of the Quorum of the Twelve
Apostles of the LDS Church, was president of BYU when she earned her
bachelor's degree in 1986, graduating as valedictorian, according to her
vitae."=========She seems abundantly qualified, in every
respect, for this position. Although, the paragraph quoted above was the first
occasion I saw in the article that alludes to her attendance at BYU. It would
seem to make good sense to feature that fact a bit earlier and more prominently
in the article as, I'm sure, it played an important factor in her hiring.
As it should.
Matt Holland leaves big shoes to fill.Astrid Tuminez may need a size
bigger. UVU will be well served with this dynamic, articulate
All of the Candidates have impressive credentials but she sticks out in my book
and apparently received the attention of not just the Regents but the pulse of
the UVU Student Body. Looking forward to observing her plans and goal for UVU.
Congratulations, Astrid. Knew her from BYU days. She was very success oriented
then too. Wish her well.
Astrid has impressive credentials, and she's a fellow BYU alum. I approve!
Wow, what a great surprise to see Astrid coming to Utah. We crossed paths a few
times in Southeast Asia, and I enjoyed her innovative approach to educational