Staff

Chris Lacombe

General Counsel

Chris Lacombe has been College General Counsel since August 2017. Previously, Chris was a State of Utah Assistant Attorney General serving in that office’s Natural Resources and Education Divisions between 2011 and 2017.

In Natural Resources, Chris was instrumental in Utah’s pursuit of its RS 2477 litigation against the federal government seeking to keep nearly 12,000 R.S. 2477 roads in 22 rural Utah counties. In the Education Division, AAG Lacombe was assigned to the Utah State Board of Education and SLCC before assuming his current position.

Chris is originally from the Adirondack Region of upstate New York State. From 1996 until 2011, Chris served as Regional Attorney for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. In this position, Chris provided legal representation in permitting and enforcement of federal and state environmental laws in an eight county region of northeastern New York. Mr. Lacombe has tried a large number of civil and criminal trials as a private practice attorney and an attorney in the U.S. Navy.

Besides Chris’ legal experience, he taught Environmental and Business Law for 20 years at both the community college and university level. In addition, he has been an elected public school board member and appointed to serve on Catholic School Boards of Education. Chris has also served on the Board of Directors of a number of organizations.

Mr. Lacombe is a graduate of Western New England College School of Law and LeMoyne College. He is licensed to practice law in Utah and New York.

Chris and Suzanne, his wife, resides in Sandy. They have two daughters, two sons-in-law and four grandchildren.

Taylorsville Campus | AAB 211 F-A | 801-957-5190 | chris.lacombe@slcc.edu

Steve Gordon

Assistant Attorney General

Steve Gordon has served as the Assistant Attorney General for Salt Lake Community College since 2019.

Taylorsville Campus | AAB 211 G | 801-957-5074 | steven.gordon@slcc.edu

Allison Sherman

Administrative Assistant to the General Counsel

Allison Sherman has served as an Administrative Assistant at Salt Lake Community College since 2015. Allison supports the General Counsel and the Office of Risk Management in managing the office, scheduling meetings, maintain the budgets, supporting various projects, and other responsibilities.

Allison earned her Associate of Science in General Education from Snow College and her Associate of Science in Psychology from Salt Lake Community College. She is currently attending the University of Utah.

Taylorsville Campus | AAB 211 F | 801-957-4687 | allison.sherman@slcc.edu