Board of Trustees
Salt Lake Community College's Board of Trustees generally meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 8 a.m.
Call 801-957-4227 for the time and place of the next Trustees meeting.
- Gail Miller, Chair
- Stanley B. Parrish, Vice Chair
- Sanchaita Datta
- Clint Ensign
- Jessica Fowler, Student Body President
- Ashok Joshi
- David W. Lang
- Patricia Richards
- Annie V. Schwemmer, Alumni President
- Richard Tranter
Gail Miller was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. She is a graduate of West High School and attended the University of Utah. She worked at Mountain Bell Telephone Company from 1962 until 1970. She lived in Colorado from 1970 to 1979 when she and her husband returned to Salt Lake City to start their own business. She organized a non-profit organization with the Jazz wives called "The Rest of the Jazz" to help women and children in jeopardy in the Utah area. Gail and the late Larry H. Miller have 5 children and 23 grandchildren. Gail's interests include reading, sewing, genealogy, and compiling family history books. She served on the Salt Lake Community College Board of Trustees from 2004 to 2008 and was reappointed in 2009. She currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the Larry Miller Group of Companies.
Returning to Utah, Parrish served as Governor Bangerter's Executive Director of Community and Economic Development, worked as President of the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce and then returned to the private sector. He is currently actively involved in four businesses ranging from low tech to high tech.
Sanchaita Datta is the Chief Technical Officer and Co-Founder of FatPipe Networks, the leader of WAN redundancy and optimization technologies. Datta and CEO Ragula Bhaskar, Ph.D., are the inventors of FatPipe's unique technology called Router-Clustering, which provides redundancy, reliability, and high-speed Internet/WAN access for the deployment of mission critical, web-based business applications. She holds a MS in Electrical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and was a doctoral candidate at the University of Utah. She is a proud mother of twin boys, age 13.
Some of Datta's most notable accomplishments include securing nine patents that cover the core functionality of FatPipe's technology. Datta is the 2009 award recipient of the YWCA Outstanding Achievement in category of Business and Industry. She was the recipient of the 2008 Women Tech Awards, winning the coveted Technology Innovator Award, presented by Utah’s Women Tech Council and the MountainWest Capital Network. She was also a recipient of Connect Magazine’s 2006 Reader’s Choice Award, “25 People Who Most Influenced Business in Utah.” She was chosen as one of Utah's top female executives by Utah Business magazine and was awarded the Woman Innovator Award by the Salt Lake Area Chamber of Commerce in recognition of her accomplishments in the field of communications technology.
Clint Ensign joined the Sinclair Oil Corporation in 1984, was appointed an officer in 1993, and was made Senior Vice President in 2005. He oversees government relations and is responsible for representing The Sinclair Companies before the federal government in Washington, D.C., and state and local governments in the western United States. Ensign also handles other external corporate affairs responsibilities for the petroleum, hospitality, resort, and ranching interests of Sinclair.
In 1978, Ensign served on the Washington, D.C. staff of Congressman Teno Roncalio (Wyoming) handling energy and transportation issues. In 1994, he authored Inscriptions of a Nation, a compilation of the inspiring quotations found on the major historic memorials and public buildings in Washington, D.C., and was soon selected as "Editor's Choice" by the American Heritage magazine. Ensign has served on the board of directors for the Deseret News as well as the Caring Foundation for Children (Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah).
He currently serves on the Board of Governors for the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce and in 2011 was appointed as a member of the Salt Lake Community College Board of Trustees by Governor Gary Herbert.
Mr. Ensign received a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Utah, a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Brigham Young University, and has also done graduate studies at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. He and his wife Cindy are the parents of four children.
Jessica Fowler was born into a military family at Ogden Utah's Hill Air Force Base. She started playing the violin at the age of 6, studying the Suzuki program, and still enjoys playing. Jessica received The Presidential Leadership Scholarship at Salt Lake Community College, and previously served on the Fine Arts and Lectures Board in the SLCC Student Association.
Jessica was elected Student Body President for the 2013-2014 academic school year. She plans to finish her associates degree in general studies at SLCC, then a bachelor's degree in Hospitality Management, and pursue a career as a Wedding Planner.
After beginning his life and education overseas, Dr. Joshi received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University and quickly went on to establish himself as a leading researcher in several prominent companies such as Ray-O-Vac. His entrepreneurial spirit then moved him to return to his native India and found the first button cell battery development and manufacturing company in that country, where his accomplishments earned him the first National Small Business Entrepreneurial Award given by the President of India. Then, twenty years ago, Dr. Joshi returned to America and joined Ceramatec, Inc., a spinout company from the University of Utah here in Salt Lake City – establishing the Cerion business division that subsequently developed and marketed the company’s first commercial products, including oxygen analyzers and sensors that are still sold throughout the world. In 2000, he acquired Ceramatec and rose to the position of President and CEO. Though he sold the company in 2008, he still serves as President.
Dr. Joshi is actively involved in community development, serving as a member of the Board of Trustees for Salt Lake Community College. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Industrial Research Institute. In his spare time, Dr. Joshi is a philanthropist engaged in the development and building of three schools serving 1800 under-privileged children in rural India. One of the schools focuses on mentally challenged children.
Mr. Lang is head of the Salt Lake City office of Goldman Sachs and head of Operations for Salt Lake City. He serves on the Operations Operating Committee and the Acquisition Review Committee. Previously, Mr. Lang was co-head of Global Goldman Sachs Asset Management Operations before assuming his current role in 2008. He joined Goldman Sachs as an associate in 1994 and became vice president in 1998. He was named managing director in 2006.
Mr. Lang serves on the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement of Utah, the Salt Lake City Chamber of Commerce, the Westminster College President’s Advisory Board, the Economic Development Corporation of Utah, and was appointed to the Salt Lake Community College Board of Trustees in 2013.
Mr. Lang earned an MBA from Syracuse University in 1994.
Pat Richards is the President and CEO of SelectHealth. Prior to joining them in November 2009, Pat served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Health Alliance Plan of Michigan, an affiliate of the Henry Ford Health System. She previously held senior leadership positions at Anthem Health Plan of Maine, Paramount Health Care in Ohio, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Ohio.
Pat began her career in healthcare as a staff nurse in general surgery and trauma at the University of Michigan Medical Center. She completed her studies in Nursing at St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing, affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Toledo where she also completed her MPA coursework in public health care administration.
Annie Schwemmer is the 2009-2011 president of the Salt Lake Community College Alumni Association. She graduated from SLCC in 1995 with an Associate of Science in Architectural
Technology. She then went on to receive a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies and
a Master of Architecture from the University of Utah in 2001.
In 2003 Annie helped found Renovation Design Group, a local architectural firm that specializes in residential remodeling. In their first 6 years of operation they have designed over 600 home remodels. She is currently licensed as an architect in the states of Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, & Wyoming. She is a member of the American Institute of Architects, Utah Chapter, and is an active member of the Housing Committee. Annie and her business partner Ann B. Robinson have written a weekly “Renovation Solutions” column for the Deseret News since April of 2005. Annie is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Utah in the College of Architecture + Planning.
Annie’s involvement with the SLCC Alumni Association is a direct result of her strong belief in the value of education: to individuals, to communities, and to our society in general. She likes the College’s mission of providing learning opportunities to “people of diverse cultures, abilities, and ages,” and she feels a strong sense of personal responsibility to give back because of the many people who have given her life-changing opportunities over the years.
Superintendent Tranter was named Utah Principal of the Year in 1995, Administrator of the Year in 1999, Utah Superintendent of the Year in 2005 and has been awarded many other educational and leadership recognitions. He has served as a member of the Principal Mentoring Alliance, Utah State Accreditation Committee, Utah Secondary Principals’ Association Legislative Council, Utah High School Athletic Association Board of Trustees, Utah Commission for Northwest Association of Accredited Schools, as a Danforth Foundation Representative and in advisory capacity for many other professional and civic organizations.