Three Members Added to SLCC Board of Trustees

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Maria S. Farrington, W. Tim Miller and Jim M. Wall were recently appointed to the Salt Lake Community College Board of Trustees.

Maria S. Farrington is a community leader with more than 20 years experience in local not-for-profit organizations and schools. She was recently appointed as the new Executive Director of Holy Cross Ministries. She has also served as chief executive officer of Discovery Gateway children’s museum in Salt Lake City, developing a variety of educational partnerships to benefit and expand the museum throughout the Intermountain West. Her prior experience also includes seven years as Executive Director of the Eccles Annenberg Initiative in the Salt Lake City School District, Executive Director of Community Collaboration for United Way of Salt Lake and President and Executive Director of Communities in Schools San Antonio, a dropout prevention initiative to bring needed educational services to county school districts in San Antonio, Texas. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Houston and attended the University of Utah for a Master’s in Public Administration. She is married to Bob Farrington and has two sons.

W. Tim Miller has been President/CEO of Echelon-Frontier since early 2002. He has been recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration for job creation and commercialization and has deep experience in building Fortune 500 divisions and successful business startups and exits, including IPO, in pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, and medical device markets. Past senior management positions include Wyeth, Marion Laboratories (Sanofi/Aventis), and American Hospital Supply/Baxter. He has an MBA from the University of Utah where he graduated first in class with honors and teaches as an adjunct instructor. He was awarded Utah’s Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology for 2011. For multiple years, he has been recognized as one of Utah’s top venture entrepreneurs, established Angel Flight in Utah in 1999 to provide free non-emergency medical air transportation, started Santa Flight in 2001 for needy Utah children, and was team liaison with the US Men’s Ice Hockey Team during the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympics. He is a pilot, nationally recognized flight instructor, flies his own plane, and periodically plays in a local blues band.

Jim M. Wall served as Publisher of Deseret News Publishing Company, Inc. from 2000 until 2010. He was also Director of Bonneville International Corporation. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Denver Post. His career has been spent in many positions in the newspaper industry. Mr. Wall has been active in each of the communities where he has lived and worked, including The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, executive board positions with the United Way, local chambers of commerce, community economic development, College Board of Trustees, Boy Scouts of America, theater, opera and symphony boards and charitable organizations. He is a constant presence in the community and has participated on more than 20 Utah boards or committees. In 2004, Mr. Wall was honored as the American Heart Association's "Heart of Utah" recipient. He attended Washington State University for one year and later graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in communications.

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.

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