Name: Kevin Utt
BYU employee since: 2018
My job at BYU is… the director of the Honor Code Office. I work with students who are looking to develop new habits and recommit to living according to the principles of the Honor Code.
I’m currently working on... developing a short online course for students trying to understand expectations around academic integrity.
My favorite part about teaching is... the opportunity to walk with students as they complete something that is difficult but will impact their lives in positive ways.
My advice to incoming freshmen is... to try lots of new things, and take someone along with you, so they can join you in the adventure! Go to Clubs Night, do study abroad, attend devotionals, join a research project, camp out for game tickets or go to Tuba Christmas. BYU has so many unique opportunities to round out your education.
My go-to BYU Creamery ice cream flavor is... Raspberry Lemonade.
My favorite BYU tradition is... the Unforum because I love celebrating the accomplishments and talents of the students, and I especially appreciate how supportive the students are of each other. They cheer loudly every moment of the event.
My favorite spot on campus is... the pickle ball courts because I get to play a fun sport with great colleagues a couple times a week.
My most cherished memory at BYU is... my first day on the job. I started on a Tuesday, so I attended the devotional, met wonderful colleagues and had insightful and sincere meetings with students. I knew I had made the right decision to come to BYU, and I have been having good days ever since.
On Saturday mornings you’ll find me... walking the ridgelines of the mountains in Utah County.
My go-to comfort food is... anything my wife makes. If there is a sixth love language, it would be preparing food for others. After 19 years of marriage, she has figured out my palate to perfection.
One item on my bucket list is... a visit to Antarctica.
My dream car is... a Toyota 4-Runner with a 2.5" lift. With that, I could go just about anywhere in southern Utah.