2016 UACTE Administrator of the Year
Mountainland Applied Technology College
Clay Christensen has spent his career serving the needs of CTE students. As President of Mountainland Applied Technology College (MATC) for the past ten years, Clay has directed STEM education and industry validated training for area high school and adult students. Under his guidance, the College has doubled in size and membership hours. He was successful in securing funding to construct a 100,000.00 square foot campus at Thanksgiving Point, and a complete remodel of the Orem Campus. Clay is focused on student success. MATC leads the Utah College of Applied Technology (UCAT) system in the number of Certificates of Completion earned. Earlier in his career, Clay was an Agriculture Instructor at Uintah and Lehi High Schools. He then worked at the Utah State Office of Education as Agriculture Specialist and FFA/Young Farmers State Advisor. In addition, Clay served twelve years as CTE Director for Alpine School District.