Dr. Astrid S. Tuminez: Shaped by the Power of Education
Tiffany Pennamon, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Whether it is cheering on the Wolverines at sporting events, engaging with faculty during "Talk with Tuminez" broadcasts, or recently updating a maternal leave policy to make Utah Valley University (UVU) more inclusive for women employees, Dr. Astrid S. Tuminez is redefining what it means to include, engage, and achieve as the university's first woman president.
Born and raised in poverty in the Philippines, Tuminez's rise to the presidency at UVU is molded by more than 29 years of experience in academia, public policy, and the corporate sector. She now brings a visionary agenda to UVU that looks to accentuate the institution's dual mission in a "disruptive moment" in higher education.