Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Kahlert Foundation Makes Gift to the SLCC School of Health Sciences

Heather Kahlert, VP of the Kahlert Foundation, has facilitated a $150,000 gift from the Kahlert Foundation to the Salt Lake Community College School of Health Sciences. This gift will support programs within the School of Health Sciences, like the telehealth program, which provides free physical and occupational therapy services to individuals in outlying communities that do not have these services.



This is the second gift to the School of Health Sciences from the Kahlert Foundation. A previous gift totaling $75,000 was given in July 2016.

Friday, July 14, 2017

2017 Employee Fun Barbecue Series

Faculty and staff celebrated the warm temperatures with their colleagues at the annual Summer Fun Barbecue Series at the Jordan, Taylorsville-Redwood and South City campuses, with music provided by the SLCC Faculty Jazz Quintet and G. Brown Quintet.




















Interim Dean of the School of Humanities & Social Sciences Announced


Dr. David Richardson, former SLCC Dean of Humanities and Sciences and Vice President for Academic Affairs will return to Salt Lake Community College as Interim Dean of the School of Humanities & Social Sciences. Dr. Richardson has also served in two interim leadership roles for SLCC prior to this appointment. “His familiarity with SLCC administrative and academic processes, his expertise in change leadership and his commitment to SLCC vision, mission and goals will be invaluable during the next academic year,” said Dr. Clifton Sanders, SLCC Provost.

Dr. Paul Allen has returned to his duties as Associate Dean for Humanities/Language/Culture and ASL, a position held in the interim by Dr. Jeanine Alesch, Associate Professor for Languages. Dr. Allen will also serve as Interim Associate Dean for Psychology & Social Science replacing Spencer Blake, who has returned to faculty as Associate Professor of Psychology and Social Science.

“I would like to express sincere appreciation to Doctors Richardson, Allen, Alesch and Mr. Blake for their leadership, experience, service and sacrifice on behalf of a grateful institution,” Sanders added.


Dr. Richardson will begin his appointment on July 17, 2017.

Monday, July 10, 2017

SLCC Names New Institutional Effectiveness VP


Salt Lake Community College recently named Jeff Aird as its new vice president for Institutional Effectiveness, effective July 1.

Jeff Aird

Aird earned his juris doctor and master of public administration degrees from Brigham Young University after completing his undergraduate work at Utah State University. He was hired by SLCC in 2013 as the director for Institutional Inquiry and Analysis. In 2014 he became an adjunct faculty member of SLCC and the acting director for Institutional Research, and in 2015 he was promoted to assistant vice president for Strategy and Analysis.

Over the course of three years at SLCC, Aird developed and implemented a college decision-making structure to improve inter-divisional collaboration and in 2015 he guided SLCC through a comprehensive self-evaluation that resulted in a high number of commendations from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. 

Previously, Aird has worked for the Utah System of Higher Education, BYU as an adjunct faculty member and Utah Valley University. He replaces Barbara Grover, who retired after 23 years at SLCC.

Salt Lake Community College is an accredited, student-focused, comprehensive community college meeting the diverse needs of the Salt Lake community. Home to more than 60,000 students each year, the College is Utah’s leading provider of workforce development programs. SLCC is also the largest supplier of transfer students to Utah’s four-year institutions and a perennial Top 10 college nationally for total associate degrees awarded. The College is the sole provider of applied technology courses in the Salt Lake area, with multiple locations, an eCampus, and nearly 1,000 continuing education sites located throughout the Salt Lake Valley. Personal attention from an excellent faculty is paramount at the College, which maintains an average class size of 20.