Board of Trustees
Salt Lake Community College's Board of Trustees generally meets on the
second Wednesday of every month at 8 a.m.
Call 801-957-4227 for the time and place of the next Trustees meeting.
- Gail Miller, Chair
- Clint W. Ensign, Vice Chair
- Sanchaita Datta
- Maria Farrington
- David W. Lang
- W. Tim Miller
- Carlos Moreno, Student Body President
- Patricia Richards
- Annie V. Schwemmer, Alumni President
- Jim M. Wall
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.
Clint W. Ensign, Vice Chair
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.
Sanchaita Datta is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of FatPipe Networks, the leader of WAN redundancy and optimization technologies. Datta and 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.
Maria Farrington is a community leader with more than 20 years' experience in area not-for-profit organizations and schools. She was recently appointed as the new executive director of Holy Cross Ministries. Prior to her new role at HCM, she served as chief executive officer of Discovery Gateway children's museum in Salt Lake City, developing a variety of partnerships to benefit and expand the museum. She also served on the museum's board of directors. Her prior experience also includes seven years as executive director of the Eccles Annenberg Initiative in the Salt Lake City School District, director of community collaboration for the United Way of Salt Lake, and president and executive director of a program to bring needed educational services to county school districts in San Antonio, Texas.
Maria received bachelor's degrees from the University of Houston in history and political science and started working for a cultural museum shortly thereafter.
David Lang is head of the Goldman Sachs Salt Lake City office and head of Operations for Salt Lake City. He serves on the Operations Operating Committee and the Acquisition Review Committee. Previously, David 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. David was named managing director in 2006.
David serves on the Salt Lake Community College Board of Trustees and on the Board of Directors of the Salt Lake City Police Foundation and the Economic Development Corporation of Utah.
David earned an MBA from Syracuse University in 1994.
Tim Miller has been President/CEO of Echelon-Frontier since early 2002, one of Utah's leading private biotech companies, directing multiple acquisitions, technology licenses, and product launches targeting pharmaceutical, agricultural, and industrial applications. He has been recognized by the USA SBA for job creation and commercialization and has deep experience in building Fortune 500 divisions and successful business start-ups 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.
Tim has an MBA from University of Utah (UU) where he graduated first in class with honors and teaches as an adjunct. 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 (www.angelflight.org) 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.
Carlos Moreno, Student Body President
Carlos Alejandro Moreno was born and raised in Maracaibo, Venezuela. He grew up in a beautiful family who taught him the value of hard work. He is a former missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints having served in Barcelona - Venezuela from 2001 to 2003. After his mission he started work for a national insurance company in Venezuela becoming the youngest branch manager in the company. He is a lawyer who graduated from Universidad Rafael Urdaneta in Maracaibo and specialized in labor law at the University of Zulia. He organized a non-profit organization, “The American Venezuelan Association of Utah,” whose purpose is to provide charitable services and resources that support the Venezuelan community and promote Venezuelan culture in Utah.
In 2009 Carlos decided to move to the U.S. with his wife to complete more education. They are the parents of Carlos Isaias. Carlos plans to finish two associate's degrees in Political Science and Government and Homeland Security Emergency Management at SLCC, then a Master's degree in Public Administration. After completing those academic goals, he plans to return to Venezuela to start a political career. Carlos was elected student body president for the 2014-2015 academic school year.
His favorite quote is: “It's not possible that the problems of this world be resolved by the pessimists and sceptics whose horizons are guided by the obvious realities. We need men and women who think of things that have never been thought of and who dream of things that have never been dreamed of, and who ask, "Why not?" (Spencer W. Kimball)
Pat Richards is the President and CEO of SelectHealth. Prior to joining SelectHealth 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 2009-2015 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 10 years of operation they have designed over 800 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. 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.
Mr. 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, Mr. Wall 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 boards 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 in 1972.