Friday, January 16, 2015

SLCC Picks New VP for “Effectiveness and Planning”

Salt Lake Community College President Deneece G. Huftalin recently chose Barbara Grover as Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning.

“Barbara has been instrumental in helping us successfully address accreditation, strategic planning and institutional outcome reporting,” said Dr. Huftalin. “Her position will become increasingly important as we strive collectively to “move the needle” on access, completion, transfer, workforce training and community partnerships.”

Barbara Grover

Grover has previously served at SLCC as assistant provost for institutional effectiveness and is the accreditation liaison officer for the College. Her experience at SLCC includes Senate Curriculum Committee chair and academic division chair. As vice president, she will oversee Institutional Inquiry and Analysis, Institutional Research, Center for Innovation and Professional Development, Faculty Teaching and Learning Center (FTLC), and Educational Initiatives.

“Now is an exciting time at Salt Lake Community College,” said Grover. “We have a wonderful opportunity, embarking on a strategic planning cycle led by our new president, to reaffirm our mission, assess mission fulfillment and to increase the positive impact SLCC has on the lives of its students and the community.”

Originally from New Jersey, Grover earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Princeton University and a Master of Science degree in mathematics from the University of Oregon. She taught math and computer science at Central Oregon Community College before engaging a track toward tenured mathematics faculty member at SLCC. After completing her undergraduate degree she also spent time working on “population biology field studies” in South America. In her spare time she enjoys reading mysteries, practicing yoga and hiking in the desert.