OREM, Utah — Utah Valley University (UVU) has appointed Christina Baum as vice president of digital transformation and chief information officer, effective immediately. Baum was most recently associate vice president of academic and student digital services at UVU.
In her new position at UVU, Baum will be responsible for pursuing and developing the vision, strategy, policy, guidelines and oversight of the University’s digital transformation and its information technology.
“I am delighted to welcome Christina to the UVU firm,” said Astrid S. Tuminez, President of UVU. “She has proven herself as a leader at UVU, has earned the trust of many, and will boldly continue UVU’s digital transformation journey.”
Prior to UVU, Baum served as Chief Information Officer for Ensign College (formerly known as LDS Business College). Additionally, Baum has worked for the IT department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Information and Communication Services, and many other technology and engineering companies.
“I am honored by this opportunity and excited to work with President Tuminez and with so many outstanding colleagues on the UVU team,” said Baum. “I love UVU’s mission and our commitment to student success and inclusion. I look forward to helping UVU digitally transform, simplify, and innovate our technology to enhance the experience of our students, faculty, and staff.
Baum earned a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and an MBA from Washington State University. During her MBA program, Baum was recognized as “Scholar of the Year” and graduated with top honors, including leading her business team to win first place in an international business plan competition. ‘business.
Baum is a mother of three children and her hobbies include skiing, golfing and listening to all kinds of music.