About

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

High School Principal 1988-1999
District Director and Associate Superintendent 2000 – 2013
Adjunct Professor Brigham Young University 2000 – 2015
Team Leader of Community Crisis Team 2004 -Current

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

State of Utah Suicide Prevention Task Force 2013 – Present
Board Member, International School Accreditation 2009 – 2015
Chair, Intermountain Healthcare Outreach Council 2002 – 2007
President, Provo City Rotary Club 1999
Member, Utah Governor’s Anti-Violence Subcommittee 1994 – 1996
Executive Board Member, Provo City Housing 1994 – 2008
Council Member, Provo City 1993 – 2001
Chairman, Provo City Board of Adjustments 1990 – 1992
Bishop, LDS Church (membership 600) 1989 – 1994

AWARDS & HONORS

Office of Civic Engagement Leadership “Outstanding Citizens Award” 2018
Utah County Commissioners “Medal of Honor” 2017
Boy Scouts “Silver Beaver Award” 2013
Brigham Young University “adjunct professor of the year” 2012
IHC – Beacon of Hope Award 2007
Brigham Young University Outstanding Alum Award 2006
Utah “Hope” Award – State Suicide Prevention 2006
Serving Troubled Youth State Award 2005
Nominated for Administrator of the Year – Best of Utah 2003
Child Advocate Award – Utah County Child Abuse Council 2001

Education Hero, United States Campaign for a New American Century 1998
Utah National Guard, Minuteman Award 1997
Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers 1996
Outstanding Young Alumni, University of Utah, Graduate School of Social Work 1992
State of Utah, “Reed Smoot Educator of the Year” 1991

PUBLICATIONS & ARTICLES

Hudnall, G.A., “Hope Squad, The Successful Suicide Prevention Program for 2018
Youth.” 2018. Springville, Utah Cedar Fort, Inc
Hansen, A., Heath, M. A., Williams, M., Fox, J., Hudnall, G., & Bledsoe, C. 2013
(under review). No-suicide contracts with suicidal youth: Utah’s mental
health professionals’ perceptions and current practice.
Heath, M. A., & Hudnall, G. (Guest Eds.) (2011). Special issue on strengthening 2011
school-based support for bereaved students: Editor’s introduction. School
Psychology International, 32(2), 115-116.
“My Father, My Hero,” Church of Jesus of Latter- Day Saints, Ensign, Sept, 16-17. 2008
Co-author, “Confronting Abuse,” (textbook for working with abused adolescents).
Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co. 1992
“Inviting Students to Success,” Impact, Journal of the Utah Association of Secondary 1992
Principals, Winter 1991, pp. 19-21.

Dr. Gregory A. Hudnall is a former high school principal, student service director and associate superintendent with the Provo City School District. He has been involved with suicide prevention for the past twenty years and has personally been involved with over fifty suicides as a first responder or consultant.

Dr. Hudnall has years of personal experience in working with suicide prevention. He has spent the last fifteen years as the executive director of a community a state wide crisis team responding to suicides. He is in his 18th year as chairman of the Rocky Mountain Suicide Prevention Conference where over 450 educators and mental health experts come together to learn how best to prevent suicide.

Dr. Hudnall was invited to testify before the United States Surgeon General on suicide in Utah and in 2013 was invited by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to present in Washington D.C. on the Circles4HOPE community mental health model.

Dr. Hudnall has trained over 50,000 adults and students in suicide prevention, intervention and postvention in the United States, Canada and Spain. He has presented at over 100 national and state conferences on suicide, bullying, connectedness, community collaboration and making schools a safe place for students.