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Marilyn Richards

Marilyn Richards

Academic and Career Advisor

Marilyn Richards is from Kearns, Utah. After graduating from High School she attended Ricks College for a year before marrying her sweetheart. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Utah as a non-traditional student, at the same time her oldest son was completing his bachelor’s degree. She later earned a master’s degree in Public Administration (MPA) from BYU and a graduate certificate in Academic Advising from Kansas State University. Most recently, she worked at the BYU Salt Lake Center as an Academic Advisor and Testing Center Administrator.

Marilyn joined the University Advisement Center staff in 2019. She respects the unique interests and talents of students and enjoys engaging them in an exploration and reflection process that helps them define their major and career goals. Helping students find purpose and passion in their choices is rewarding to her.

Marilyn teaches StDev 117 Career Exploration and serves as the faculty advisor of the Non-Traditional Student Association (NTSA).

Hometown – Kearns, UT
Majors -
Bachelor’s: Human Development and Family Studies
Master’s: Public Administration & Academic Advising
Hobbies – gardening, quilting, baking, pickle ball & hanging out with my family and friends
College Struggle – learning to balance social life and study time
High School Info - Marilyn sang in the Madrigal and Concert choirs and served on Seminary Council


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