Utah Valley Names Dr. Jared Sumsion Director Of Athletics
OREM, Utah – Utah Valley University announced that they have removed the Interim tag from Dr. Jared Sumsion and will be named the Director of Athletics.
Prior to being named the Interim AD, Sumison was senior associate athletic director for external operations.
“UVU’s national search for a new director of athletics produced some truly talented candidates. After a thorough review, our search committee found that Jared demonstrated the commitment and track record on exceptional leadership, care, and results that align with UVU’s values and direction,” said President Astrid S. Tuminez. “He places our student-athletes at the heart of all that he does. He will usher in a new era of athletic excellence at UVU.”
Sumsion will also serve as associate vice president of athletics. He will oversee 16 Division I sports involving 330 student-athletes and 84 staff, fundraising efforts, and the elevating of UVU’s national profile.
“During his tenure at UVU, Jared has proven he’s the right person for this challenging job. He made that even more apparent with the leadership he provided over these past few months,” said Val Peterson, vice president of finance and administration. “His commitment to UVU and the success of our student-athletes is boundless, and I look forward to seeing our athletics thrive under his leadership.”
Before becoming an AD, Sumsion was also the administrator for UVU’s baseball, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross-country, men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field teams, and wrestling program.
“I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity and trust that the university has shown me,” Sumsion said. “UVU transformed my life. I love this university and what it’s meant to my family and me. I’m ready to hit the ground running. Our student-athletes and staff are second to none. We have an incredible fan base and devoted community, and together we will do amazing things.”
Sumsion received his bachelor’s degree from UVU and holds a master’s degree in business administration and a doctorate of education in organizational leadership with a minor in conflict resolution.
He is a native of Springville, Utah.