Thank You For Attending Our 2016 Corporate Friends Breakfast

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Thanks to all who attended our 2016 Corporate Friends Breakfast. Our guest speaker was Dr. Deneece G. Huftalin, President of Salt Lake Community College. A copy of her speech is available below. 

Dr. Deneece G. Huftalin

President, Salt Lake Community College

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Dr. Deneece G. Huftalin was named the eighth President of Salt Lake Community College in September 2014 and feels privileged to have served SLCC students, faculty, and staff for more than two decades. 

In her short tenure as president, Dr. Huftalin has launched a college wide strategic planning cycle which as produces a new vision, mission, values, and strategic goals for the college. She is leading efforts to strengthen completion rates, transfer pathways, worked force responsiveness, and equity in student access and completion. Dr. Huftalin has also encouraged an environment of innovation and has challenged staff and faculty to “deep six” redundant or archaic processes, embrace emerging pedagogies such as Open Educational Resources (OER) and Competency Based Education (CBE), and to situate SLCC as a model for inclusive and transformative education.

Dr. Huftalin has taught in the education, leadership, and policy program at the University of Utah and serves on a number of community boards and councils, including the Governor’s Education Excellence Commission, the Salt Lake Chamber, EDCUtah, YWCA Utah, Utah Campus Compact, United Way of Salt Lake, Sandy Area Chamber, and Women’s Leadership Institute. She is also the current presidential sponsor for the Utah Women in Higher Education Network (UWHEN). Nationally, Dr. Huftalin serves as a Commissioner for the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) and as a member CEO for RC-2020, Inc.

Prior to her current role, Dr. Huftalin served as Interim President, Vice President to Student Services, Dean of Students, and Director of Academic and Career Advising. Before joining SLCC in 1992, Dr. Huftalin held positions at William Rainey Harper College, Northwestern University, the University of Utah, Stanford University, and the Institute for Shipboard Education. 

Dr. Huftalin and her husband, Tim, are the parents of two sons, Max and Eli. Dr. Huftalin earned a bachelor’s degree from University of Utah,a master’s degree from UCLA, and a doctorate in Education, Leadership, and Policy from the University of Utah.


Dr. Huftalin's Address

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Thank You To Our 2016 Donors!

Gold Sponsors:

Jacobsen Construction, Zion's Bank, and Fidelity Investments

Silver Sponsors:

Larry H. Miller and MeritMedical

Bronze Sponsors:

Jon and Karen Huntsman, The Nature Conservancy, Ivory Homes, and C.M. Lansche Images

Envision Utah is grateful for the 2:1 matching grant from George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles