PROVO, Utah, Sept. 21, 2020 – Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (RMUoHP) announced the appointment of Dr. Cameron K. Martin as Vice President of Operations and Chief of Staff to the Office of the President.
Martin is no stranger to higher education, having worked formerly with Utah Valley University (UVU) and the Utah System of Higher Education. His experience will be instrumental as RMUoHP moves forward into a new period of educating healthcare professionals.
“We are thrilled Dr. Martin is joining our ranks,” said Richard P. Nielsen, founding President and CEO of Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. “His leadership style and his experience in developing excellence among students and university culture will help propel RMUoHP into its grandest years yet. We are looking forward to working with him and implementing his counsel and ideas into our culture.”
RMUoHP is an accredited institution by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, an institutional accrediting commission recognized by the US Department of Education, and the same institutional accrediting commission for Brigham Young University, UVU, and the University of Utah.
“It is important for people to know that RMUoHP is accredited at the highest levels, offering graduate degrees and certifications, and has the faculty and staff to educate and support students for success as healthcare professionals,” said Martin. “The leadership, faculty, and staff of RMUoHP are recognized as educational innovators, being the first in the nation to launch many programs and early adopters of sophisticated learning technology. I am truly honored to join the RMUoHP team and play a role in its continued success.”
Martin joins RMUoHP with a rich history of community, business, and university leadership experience. He was Vice President of University Relations at UVU, working closely with the current president, Astrid S. Tuminez, and former president, Matthew S. Holland. Some of his responsibilities included community and government affairs, marketing and communications, economic and community development, international and diplomatic affairs, high-profile student internships, and university events.
Martin currently serves on the boards of directors for the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce, America’s Freedom Festival at Provo, Explore Utah Valley, and Envision Utah. While chair of the Utah Valley Chamber, he helped start the Valley Visioning effort, which is helping Utah County plan for and manage its growth while ensuring economic prosperity and the quality of life we enjoy. He has also served on the United Way of Utah County Board of Directors and the Utah Valley Hospital Community Board.
“Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions has a culture that is compelling, supportive, and welcoming,” said Martin. “Its mission, which is now my mission, is all about training students to be healthcare professionals who can improve the human condition. I’m very excited to work with Dr. Nielsen, our faculty and staff, and especially our students to fulfill RMUoHP’s mission, and thereby, improve the quality and efficacy of healthcare.”
While at UVU, Martin also served as Assistant to the President for Institutional Development and Planning during President William A. Sederburg’s tenure. He played a central role in transitioning Utah Valley State College (UVSC) to Utah Valley University and is a former Director of the UVSC Alumni Association. He also served as Associate Commissioner for Economic Development and Planning at the Utah System of Higher Education.
Martin holds three degrees from Brigham Young University, including a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Foundations, an MPA from the Marriott School of Management, Romney Institute of Public Management, and a BS in Political Science. He and his wife, Julie, live in Provo and are the proud parents of three daughters.
About Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
Founded in 1998 and located in Provo, Utah, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (RMUoHP) is an accredited institution by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, an institutional accrediting commission recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. RMUoHP offers high-quality, evidence-based, and outcomes-oriented graduate healthcare programs. www.rm.edu
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