SLCC Picks New VP for “Effectiveness and Planning”

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Salt Lake Community College President Deneece G. Huftalin taps Barbara Grover to help with access, completion and other SLCC initiatives.

Barbara Grover

Barbara Grover

Barbara has been instrumental in helping us successfully address accreditation, strategic planning and institutional outcome reporting.

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.”

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.

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.

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