August 15, 2018

UAT Provost, Dr. David Bolman, First Valley Leadership Board President in Tech

Valley Leadership

Bolman Brings Focus in Technology and Education to Arizona’s Premier Leadership Institute

TEMPE, AZ – June 15, 2015 – University of Advancing Technology’s (UAT) Provost Dr. David Bolman is the first tech-based Board President that Valley Leadership has elected, bringing to the table a combined perspective of education, technology and innovation.

Historically, leaders in technology have not been hugely involved in community outreach, but Dr. Bolman, as well as UAT as a whole, has always found opportunities to connect, engage and give back to the community.

As the first tech-based President serving VL, Bolman said, “This is a crucial time for the Valley to develop a growing technology workforce, locally. It’s important to build a pipeline of new generations in STEAM careers, which is a goal that UAT strives to work toward. UAT provides students with the newest technology and gives them the opportunity to create innovative products and to solve real-world problems. We should highly encourage the next generation to get involved with technology as much as possible, because they are the future change makers that our community needs.”

Dave Bolman

Dave Bolman

By drawing from the expertise of the State’s most respected and influential business, civic and community leaders, VL provides real-time realities surrounding the most important issues shaping our community today, and in the future. As the Valley’s premier leadership organization, VL boasts a proven and long-standing track record of making deep impacts on the community. Their flagship program, the Leadership Institute, has produced nearly 2,000 alumni—83 percent of which still reside in Arizona.

VL curates each Leadership Institute cohort through a robust selection and matching process that builds a diverse group primed to deepen their passions and advance their pursuits. Earlier this month, 53 proven leaders graduated from the nine-month leadership program, which requires attendance at nine issue-focused program days in addition to the significant group work, community tours, and other program obligations.

During Bolman’s time as a Board leader, VL has developed and launched the CEO Advisory Circle, bringing high-level decision makers in the business community together to help identify and outline future leadership needs in a fast-paced, ever-changing landscape. Additionally, he helped lead the efforts around a 40 percent increase in alumni programming, including an ongoing mentorship program.

“That’s what Valley Leadership does as a program, it’s all about connecting leaders to solve the puzzles of the Valley,” said Bolman. “I love the Valley because it’s a place where residents can actually make things happen. If you are passionate about making change in the community, Valley Leadership is an opportunity to do so,” said Bolman.

As Board President, Bolman will strive to create diversity in every way possible, continuing to bring the community together and enable residents, solidifying VL’s legacy for the future.


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About Valley Leadership: As the Valley’s premier leadership organization, Valley Leadership boasts a proven and long-standing track record of making deep impacts on the community. Our roots date back to the late 1970s when a group of Valley visionaries recognized the need to identify and develop the next generation of leadership.

Our founders imagined an annual succession of educated change agents dedicated to the best possible future for our region. Almost 40 years later, this vision has produced nearly 2,000 alumni. Through high quality education, unprecedented access and an innovative network, Valley Leadership goes beyond traditional leadership programs by empowering already proven leaders to advance their passions and accelerate their pursuits. Visit:

About UAT: University of Advancing Technology (UAT) is an elite, intimate, private technology University focused on educating students in advancing technology who desire to innovate for our future.

Our technology infused, urban campus in Tempe, Ariz., is a technology nexus; a collection of technophiles, tech geeks and mavens of the digital world that evolve into top technology executives, master programmers, cyber warriors, forensic sleuths, robotic engineers, interactive filmmakers, and game innovators for entertainment and government animation applications. Want to learn more? Visit:

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