Taylorsville, Utah (PRWEB) July 31, 2014
Wright has held faculty positions at several major universities, including the University of Utah. She has worked as a graduate coordinator and the founding developer and chair of a master’s level occupational therapy program.
“I am happy to welcome Dr. JoAnne Wright as the Dean of the School of Health Sciences,” said Clifton Sanders, dean of the SLCC School of Science, Mathematics and Engineering. “She joins Salt Lake Community College with valued experience in academic, clinical and professional positions including professor, chair, and director. I look forward to working with her as she leads the school forward.”
Wright graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor degree in health education. She also holds a master’s degree from Tufts University and a doctorate from the University of Southern California.
In her spare time Wright, a native Utahan, enjoys rock hunting – especially for sapphires in Montana – and fossil hunting. She has also traveled to foreign countries with a humanitarian group that focuses on distributing wheelchairs around the world and in training people in the proper fitting of wheelchairs. She and her husband also enjoy fishing and reading.
The SLCC School of Health Sciences, located on the College’s Jordan campus, also oversees programs in dental hygiene, health information technology, medical assistant, mortuary science, occupational therapy assistant, physical therapy assistant, radiologic technology and surgical technology.
Salt Lake Community College is an accredited, student-focused, urban 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.