Ellen Treanor
Southern Utah University

Ellen Treanor is a brand strategist for Southern Utah University. She is involved with the innovative Jumpstart general education program at Southern Utah University, which allows students to complete their general education requirements in one year as opposed to two. She is also the founder of two nonprofit organizations – Youth Enjoy Success (YES), an extracurricular academic enrichment program, and Imagine 8, which seeks to replace traditional grade eight with a year of imagination and creativity. Treanor is also the founder of an elementary charter school and was a liaison with the Iron County (Utah) School Board to the homeschool community. She teaches at the university level and has developed curriculum for traditional and online use. During her career, Treanor has also developed strategic partnerships creating brand and shareholder equity at the CEO level and has worked on advertising campaigns for major brands. She has a master’s degree in communications from Southern Utah University.