President's Office

President's Committee on Inclusivity and Equity

Given that (a) SLCC’s mission is to provide quality higher education and lifelong learning to people of diverse cultures, abilities, and ages; (b) our commitment to do so in a climate conducive to learning, teaching and working; (c) our belief that diverse perspectives, life experiences, and cultures fundamentally enrich the learning environment; (d) our imperative to close achievement gaps among students of color; (e) our role as a community college to reflect, promote, and serve our diverse communities; therefore, the President’s Committee on Inclusivity and Equity has been established.

This committee is charged to:

  • Strengthen the sense of inclusivity on campus by consistently reviewing, analyzing and recommending policies and practices to address noted gaps;
  • Review structural employee ethnic, racial, and gender diversity on campus to work towards mirroring Salt Lake County demographics;
  • Review and recommend revisions to policies, procedures and practices when necessary to ensure inclusive and welcoming physical and learning environments are in place;
  • Advise Cabinet semi-annually on issues, recommendations, or benchmarks;
  • Conduct bi-annual climate surveys and associated town hall meetings to strengthen understanding of experiences; and
  • Provide an annual report to the Cabinet and College community summarizing efforts and accomplishments.
Membership: (17 members plus chair)
Chair President Deneece Huftalin
Academic Dean representative Kevin Brockbank
Associate Dean representative Marianne McKnight
Faculty Senate representative Brent Green
Student Services representative Marlin Clark
Business Services representative Hoa Nguyen
Human Resources representative James Broadbent
Institutional Research representative Joseph Diaz
Facilities representative/art interior design        Susan Valentine
Faculty members (3) Justice Morath
Millie Sparks
Elisa Stone
Center for Innovation Anjali Pai
Students at large (2) Rebecca Starks
Leecia Barajas
Member at large (1) Kathleen Hom
Community members (2)

Roderic Land
(Special Projects and Grants Manager,
SL County Mayor's office;
Associate Minister Calvary Baptist Church)
Olga de la Cruz
(Board of Directors,
Utah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce)

Term of Office:  One year, with possible renewal