President's Office

Deneece G. Huftalin, Ph.D.

Dr. Deneece G. Huftalin is the eighth President of Salt Lake Community College and feels privileged to have served SLCC students, faculty, and staff for more than two decades.

Dr. Huftalin previously served on the Executive Cabinet as Vice President of Student Services. She has worked collaboratively with faculty and staff to strengthen high-impact practices, learning outcomes, and inclusivity initiatives and led collegewide strategic priority and assessment efforts. Dr. Huftalin also served as the Dean of Students and the Director of Academic and Career Advising.  Prior to joining SLCC, Dr. Huftalin held positions at William Rainey Harper College, Northwestern University, the University of Utah, and the Institute for Shipboard Education.

Dr. Huftalin teaches in the Education, Leadership, and Policy program at the University of Utah and serves on the Board of Governors of the Salt Lake Chamber, the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees of EDCUtah, and the Board of Directors for YWCA Utah. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Utah Campus Compact, the Promise Partnership Regional Council of United Way of Salt Lake, and is the current presidential sponsor for the Utah Women in Higher Education Network (UWHEN).

Dr. Huftalin earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah, a master’s degree from UCLA, and a doctorate in Education, Leadership, and Policy from the University of Utah.

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