Groundbreaking of the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts, March 2014.
Jordon Sharp (’05, Communication) is the Director of Sales and Marketing for Living Scriptures Inc. in St. George, Utah, and credits a persuasion class taught by Professor Matt Barton (’95) as laying a foundation for his successful career in sales and marketing.
SUU instilled in Jordon a love of learning, something he had not previously enjoyed. He went on to earn a master’s degree from Park University and is currently finishing up his doctorate degree from Colorado Technical University. “Although these other institutions have been exceptional, SUU’s amazing faculty and staff, beautiful campus and unique atmosphere are second to none,” he says.
A childhood dream came true for Jordon when he had the opportunity to work for the Walt Disney Company in public relations and marketing. But it is his work with Living Scriptures Inc. that satisfies him the most because of products that teach values and change lives. With more than 100 million dollars in product development, Living Scriptures Inc. has become one of the largest religious and historical libraries for children in the world. With tens of thousands of sales associates Living Scriptures Inc. has employed during its 37-year history, Jordon still holds the record for the top sales team of all time.
Jordon’s best SUU memory is finding his wife, Liz Noel, in Willowbrook #89. Being involved at SUU as a presidential ambassador, SUUSA cabinet member, Acclamation member and winning the Mr. SUU contest were his best experiences.
Jordon and Liz, a registered nurse, have three children: Samuel 6, Chloe 3 and Phoebe 9 months. The Sharps have lived all over the country but came back to southern Utah to raise their family because they fell in love with the area during their time at SUU. He and his family are currently working on creating a half-marathon in Kanab, Utah, to benefit suicide prevention in that area.