Dixie State University


Dillon McKinney

Field of Study: Mathematics

Dillon is currently serving his second year on the Dixie State University Student Association (DSUSA) Executive Council as the Vice President of Service. He leads a team of five service leaders that manage the relationships of 14 non-profit community partners that aim to provide DSU students opportunities to do service.



Brenda Armstrong

  • Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene

    Breanda has vast experience in using community engaged or service-learning as a successful pedagogy. She is the interim chair of Dixie State’s Dental Hygiene and recently were able to collaborate with the Dixie Dental Society, Utah Dental Hygienists’ Association, and Henry Schein Dental to provide dental care to children who lack access to oral health. children in the community. She has been able to develop programs that employ reflective strategies to connect students’ service with academics.

The students from the Dental Hygiene Department have many opportunities to achieve the DSU learning outcomes of Engagement and Opportunity because of professor Armstrong’s work.

Henrie Walton

Community, State and Federal Relations Officer

Henrie began working at Dixie about a year and a half ago as a government relations officer and has since been involved in promoting community engagement, especially in the area of politics and public policy. Henrie has worked with 10 DSU students who have applied for and completed political internships.

Henrie shows leadership in advancing community engagement as a critical component within their higher education institution.has formed innovative campus and community partnerships, and engages, models, or influences students to be involved in community service and/or service-learning.

Wendi Bulkley

Business Leadership & Outdoor Recreation  

Wendi is serving as the Student Alumni Association Advisor while the Director is ill. It is a great opportunity for me to get to know these leaders and assist them with their alumni events and fundraisers. We are working hard to find our alumni and encourage their engagement.

Her leadership opportunities helped teach her how important it is to get involved in the community. It instilled in her a desire to serve and help others. Dixie helped her establish important relationships. She learned how to network with business owners and her education helped her receive a full-time job with Washington City in a career that she enjoys and loves. The life lessons and the relationships she built while at Dixie with her friends, faculty, and staff have helped her to gain the skills necessary to become a better wife and mother and public servant.


Mayor Jon Pike

City of St. George


Mayor Pike and Marc Mortensen, Support Services Director for the City of St. George, have shown their commitment to the University and its students by coordinating efforts to enhance access to mass transit services, etc. and to further brand efforts to establish St. George as a university town.


St. George City was nominated for their partnership with the Sun Tran, Tech Bench, and other joint efforts with DSU. St. George City has also deeded property worth 2.3 million in addition to everything else. They are also partnering on a bike project and the hanger