Honors Office

Honors program administrators, faculty and students work together to create a vibrant interdisciplinary learning community.

Jayci Hacker, MPA
Director

Jayci Hacker began working in the honors program in 2012. She earned her Master of Public Administration degree from SUU in 2015 with an emphasis on Student Affairs in Higher Education and is currently working on her Ed.D. at Arizona State. Jayci's passions are any outdoor adventure with her partner and kids. She is a project leader for the National Collegiate Honors Council Partners in the Parks program, taking Honors Students into National Parks for week-long academic adventures and serves on the leadership of the Western Regional Honors Council.

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Jayci Hacker

Katie Englert
Lecturer

Katie Englert is Lecturer for the Honors and the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies programs at SUU. Her background is in photojournalism and cultural anthropology and she is particularly interested in the visual representation of the ethnic “other” in media. She enjoys visually documenting her community and photographs A.P.E.[X] events on campus. She loves the thrill she gets from mountain biking and exploring the southwest.

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Katie Englert

Dave Lunt, Ph.D
Academic Coordinator

Dr. Dave Lunt earned a PhD in Ancient History from Penn State before coming to Cedar City. At SUU, he worked as Director of Interdisciplinary Studies and taught Latin before going to work full-time in the Department of History, Sociology, & Anthropology in 2013. He spends most of his time teaching History courses, conducting research on ancient Greek athletics, doing crossword puzzles, and spending time outside with his family.

Dave Lunt

Lindsay Aleman
Academic Advising Intern

Lindsay recently graduated from SUU, earning a Bachelor of Science in Family Life and Human Development. Currently, she is working on a Masters in Public Administration. During her undergrad, Lindsay competed on the SUU women’s golf team. When Lindsay isn’t in the honors office or working on homework, she will most likely be at the golf course, fishing on Panguitch Lake, or watching a good movie with her husband.

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Lindsay Aleman

Alexandra Hutchinson (Alex)
Office Clerk

Alexandra Hutchinson (Alex) is studying engineering technology with minors in mathematics and construction management. She is passionate about education and enthusiastic about all that the honors program offers to the students of SUU. In addition to her academic studies, Alex is passionate about the arts. She loves musicals, painting, and crafts of any kind. Between her studies and work Alex is usually found going on adventures, attending school events, or exploring all that Southern Utah has to offer.

Alex Hutchinson

Abbie Jacobsen
Project Manager

Abbie Jacobsen recently graduated from SUU and the Honors Program with her Bachelors Degree in Political Science and is now working on her Masters Degree in Public Administration. During her time at SUU, Abbie has been involved in many on-campus organizations like ACES, SUUSA, and the Leavitt Center. When Abbie isn't at school she's making macrame wall hangings, enjoying the beautiful scenery of Southern Utah, playing with her puppy, or eating at Cedar City's local eatery's with her husband.

Abbie Jacobsen