Rank/Title: Associate Professor
Campus: Taylorsville Redwood
PhD from Doctoral Program-University of Wyoming
MS from Pepperdine University
BS from Alabama State University
SLCC President's Diversity Council/SLCC Presidents Inaugural Committee
SLCC Policy on Policy Committee/ SLCC Strategic Planning Committee
SlCC Grant/Proposal Review Committe
SLCC General Education Committee (Diversity Committe)
Faculty Association Committee
Ms Sparks (Millie) was born in Montgomery, Alabama where she obtained her early academic education. During that time, she received a broader education of the Civil Rights Movement by her participation in the Alabama Bus Boycott. Millie earned a Bachelor of Science degree at Alabama State University, Montgomery, Alabama; Masters of Science Degree at Pepperdine University, California; matriculated in the Doctoral Program-University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming; Contract Management Certification from University of Phoenix; Post graduate studies at Claremont College, California State-San Bernardino; Cal State-Santa Barbara, California; Boston College(Outreach), Boston, Massachusetts.
She has been an educator, in Alabama, Ohio, Louisiana, Oklahoma, California and Utah. Millie was appoint as full-time faculty to Salt Lake Community College August 2003, Director –State Office of Black Affairs 1997-2000, Prior to assuming that position she was a Contract Administrator for Alliant TechSystems (formerly Hercules Aerospace Company). Millie’s education, management and community relations skills continue to provide her growth and success within the State of Utah.
Ms Sparks was married to Air Force Lieutenant Colonel John H. Sparks (deceased) and have three (3) adult daughters, two graduates of UCLA and the youngest daughter, Regina, graduated from her mom’s alma mater (Alabama State University) as an honor student in Biology(presently working at Associated Research University Pathology). Millie enjoys reading, writing, gardening and her adventures walking. Ms Sparks is committed to the enhancement of the education of youth and adults; and the inherent talents, skills and abilities they possess. Much of her work continues to be in education of the adult learner.
Millie has been a presenter at education workshops, community events and program development across the United States. She and her husband, John (deceased) facilitated Marriage and Family workshop(s). Millie has been the West Coast Rep/Presenter for Dr. Marcia Heiman’s “Learning to Learn” theory researched at Boston College.