Skip to main content

SLCC names Sanders Provost of Academic Affairs

Salt Lake Community College President Deneece G. Huftalin recently announced that Clifton Sanders accepted the position of Provost of Academic Affairs. For the past 20 years Sanders has been a faculty member, division chair, dean and an interim vice president. “Dr. Sanders brings an understanding of institutional history to the executive cabinet as well as a willingness to innovate and lead initiatives to improve student success rates,” Huftalin said. “His leadership in engaged learning, securing grants, workforce integration, cross-departmental collaboration and social justice practices are and will continue to be an asset to the College.”

Dr. Clifton Sanders

Sanders, who had been serving as the interim provost, said his vision for the post will be to see a continued increase in certificate and degree completion rates while focusing on areas like “deep learning, proficient workforce skills, transformative citizenship and a hunger for lifelong learning.” Sanders said SLCC has several “highly-regarded” programs and initiatives that have contributed to the institution awarding more than 30,000 certificates and degrees over the past decade.

“As professionals committed to quality student learning, faculty, staff and administrators must be deeply engaged in the broader issues of completion, our changing student demographics, high impact teaching and learning practices and informed decision making,” he added. “For example, understanding that most of our students must balance work and family commitments must inform how we implement programs, pathways, interventions and support to help them meet their educational goals. Our increasingly ethnically and socially diverse student population suggests that we pay more attention to and leverage the inherent value of culturally enriched learning environments. My staff and I are committed to collaboration, college-wide solutions and the hard work necessary to foster needed change so that we can deepen our culture of learning. Students experience the entire college. Our best work must embrace this reality.”

Sanders grew up near Baltimore, where by about age 8 he had read every book in the children’s section of his local library. He developed an interest in chemistry early and would one day earn his doctorate in organic chemistry from the University of Utah. He worked for 3M and in private industry, co-inventing innovations that led to several patents for medical devices. And, as Huftalin pointed out in her email to staff and faculty to announce Sanders’ appointment, he also plays a “mean” saxophone.

Popular posts from this blog

Attending an On-Campus Class? Get Tested for COVID by Jan. 22

  The year 2021 is finally here! SLCC is excited to have students back on campus this spring, and we are looking to get the semester off to a safe and healthy start. To achieve this, we are asking each student who attends at least one in-person class or lab per week to participate in COVID-19 testing by January 22 .   If this applies to you, please make an appointment to get tested at one of our on-campus testing facilities. The current testing schedule is as follows: January 5 - 7 , from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus Student Center. Starting January 11 , testing will be available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at both the Taylorsville Redwood and South City campuses. The South City testing location is at CCM 1-110.  For students who qualify for on-campus testing, if you get tested at one of our locations by January 22, you will receive a $10 credit on your OneCard. This credit can be used at your convenience at any campus locat

Vaccine Clinics Offered at Four SLCC Campuses

  Salt Lake Community College, in cooperation with the  Salt Lake County Health Department , is hosting free vaccine clinics at three campuses for students, staff and faculty. Anyone wanting a vaccination is eligible. The clinics will be outdoor and offer the Pfizer, Janssen and Moderna vaccines. The schedule is as follows (maps to each lot are printed below): SLCC Taylorsville Parking Lot V Sept. 30:  Second dose clinic from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. (additional first doses also being offered) Oct. 28: First dose clinic from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.   SLCC South City Parking Lots 1 and 2 Sept. 22: Second dose clinic from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (additional first doses also being offered) Oct. 20: First dose clinic from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.   SLCC Jordan Northeast J-2 (same as the Covid testing area) Sept. 23:  Second dose clinic from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. (additional first doses also being offered) Oct. 21, First dose clinic from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. West Valley Center Sept. 28: First dose clinic from

College Celebrates New Student Center at Jordan Campus

The sun was out, and spirits were high as Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) celebrated the new Tim and Brenda Huval Student Center at the Jordan Campus in West Jordan.   A group of students, faculty, staff, alumni and community partners cheered as members of the Huval family and SLCC student leaders joined SLCC President Deneece G. Huftalin and 2020-21 SLCC Student Association President Emily Hernandez Alzamora in cutting the ceremonial ribbon of blue and yellow stethoscopes, officially opening the doors to the new Huval Student Center. “This is what happens when you listen to students,” Huftalin said. “Today I’m thrilled that their vision is fulfilled.” More than a decade ago, SLCC student leaders identified a need for a place at the Jordan Campus where students could gather, study and collaborate. That need became a student-funded project resulting in the new 41,000-square-foot center that provides student support services and promotes a sense of community among students, especially