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Salt Lake Community College's Board of Trustees generally meets on the second Wednesday of each month except for May, July, September, and December; view the 2023-24 SLCC Board of Trustees meeting schedule (last updated July 2023) for confirmed meeting dates and times. For questions regarding SLCC Board of Trustees meetings, please email sandra.lehman@slcc.edu or call (801) 957-4227.

SLCC Board of Trustees Bylaws

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SLCC Board of Trustees Agendas and Minutes

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SLCC Mission Fulfillment

Mission Fulfillment

SLCC Board of Trustees Roster

Lori ChillingworthLori Chillingworth, Chair

Lori Chillingworth retired from Zions Bancorporation in 2019 where she served as the Director of Enterprise Business Banking. In this role, Lori provided leadership, direction, and strategic development in support of Business Banking throughout the enterprise. She was responsible for the strategic development of products, services, training, and initiatives to support the vision, goals and objectives that promote Business Banking revenue, profitability, and growth in affiliate banks.

Lori was a member of the Executive Committee of the National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders from 2007 to 2013 and has been recognized five times in U.S. Banker magazine’s “Most Powerful Women in Banking” issue, ranking among its “25 Women to Watch” list. She was the founding manager of the bank’s Women’s Financial Group when it launched in 1997. She has served as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors for the Women’s Leadership Institute which she founded.

Lori served on the SLCC Foundation Board from 2005 through 2013. She served on the Community Outreach committee, guided the Finance Committee, fostered growth in the Teaching Excellence Award, and oversaw the alumni scholarship awards. She served as Board Chair from 2008 through 2011. Lori was instrumental in expanding the foundation board membership, in building close relationships with the Board of Trustees, and with Zions Bank’s involvement to start the PACE (Partnership for Accessing College Education) program. Lori was reappointed to serve a four-year term on the Salt Lake Community College Board of Trustees in 2021 and was elected as the board vice chair in 2022.


 CORALIE ASHTON ALDER, Vice Chair

Coralie Ashton Alder retired from the University of Utah in 2010 after working ten years as the U's spokesperson and Executive Director of Public and Media relations. Prior to employment at the U, Coralie worked for the Utah Transit Authority as spokesperson. She also was Director of the Coalition for Utah's Future/Project 2000 and worked as Community Outreach Coordinator and producer of KUED's "Worth Watching." Coralie is active on many community advisory boards and committees. Past and current boards include Junior League of Salt Lake, Zions Bank Women's Financial Group, Utah's Office of Child Care Advisory Board, Family Support Center, Neighborhood House, American Red Cross Salt Lake Chapter, Community Nursing Services and Susan G. Komen Utah.

Coralie graduated with a BA in history and a minor in art history from the University of Utah, and studied abroad at Christian Albrechts University in Kiel, Germany.

Coralie was appointed to serve a four-year term in 2019 and reappointed for a second term in 2023.


 NATE BOYER

Nate Boyer is President of The Boyer Company, a large Salt Lake City, Utah-based commercial real estate development firm. Before joining The Boyer Company, Nate received a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Brigham Young University. During the last 10 years at The Boyer Company, Nate has overseen development of over four million square feet of new office, industrial, retail and apartment assets, mostly in Utah. Many of these buildings are located in the fast-growing "Silicon Slopes" area, Utah's tech hub of young tech employment.

Nate serves on the Salt Lake Chamber Board of Governors, United Way of Salt Lake Board of Governors and Pioneer Theater Board. Nate and his wife Brooke are the proud parents of four children.

Nate was appointed to serve a four-year term in 2019 and reappointed for a second term in 2023.


 Yvette Donosso

Yvette Donosso is a graduate of J. Reuben Clark Law School. Prior to joining Trujillo Acosta Law, she was the Prosecutor for Bountiful City. She clerked for Judge Clark Waddoups and Magistrate Brooke C. Wells in the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah. Prior to her federal judicial clerkships, she was a Utah Assistant Attorney General in the Litigation Division. Upon law school graduation, she clerked for Judges William Bohling, Lee Dever, Tyronne Medley and William Thorne in the Third District Court. Thereafter, she clerked for Justice Christine Durham in the Utah Supreme Court. After her state clerkships, she practiced law at Manning Curtis Bradshaw & Bednar and Jones Waldo Holbrook & McDonough. She also served in Governor Jon M. Huntsman’s cabinet as the Executive Director of the Department of Community & Culture.

Yvette has served in various legal and community organizations including the Utah State Bar, the Utah Minority Bar Association, the Pete Suazo Business Center and the Utah State History Board. She received the Cesar Chavez Excellence Award from the Utah Coalition de la Raza in 2004, was named “One of 20 Most Influential Hispanics” by Connect Magazine in 2008, and received the Raymond Uno Award for Advancement of Minorities in the Law from the Utah State Bar in 2019.

Yvette was appointed to serve a four-year term on the SLCC Board of Trustees in 2023.


 Starr Fowler

Starr Fowler is currently serving as Chief Human Resource Officer for Conservice, which provides sustainable utility services for property owners throughout the United States, including bill pay, meter management, regulatory compliance, and ESG reporting. Before joining Conservice, Starr was the Chief People Officer for Vivint Smart Home, a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange. Prior to Vivint, Starr served in various HR roles for companies including Boart Longyear, Honeywell and AMEC Earth and Environmental. She has more than two decades of experience in driving strategic human resource initiatives and helping organizations scale their business. Starr holds an MBA in organizational behavior from Brigham Young University and a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Idaho.

Starr was appointed to serve a four-year term on the Salt Lake Board of Trustees in 2023.


 Nahomi Rei, Student Association President

Nahomi Rei is a talented young woman born on July 29, 1998, in the vibrant city of Caracas, Venezuela. Throughout her life, she has proven to be a determined and enterprising person, with a passion for modeling, studies and defending human rights, belonging to Amnesty International since 2015, She also stood out as a professional Radio Operator at Oye 92.3 FM during the period from 2013-2017 and fulfilling the position of Director of Events during those years. As the Director of Events, she organized and directed different annual events such as the Oye a tu Mascota, a totally free event where vaccination, deworming and adoption days were held. More than a thousand pets were involved in the activity twice a year. Parallel to this, she belongs to the Ballet Company De La Victoria in Aragua, touring several states demonstrating her talent for Contemporary Dance and the art of ballet.

After graduating from high school in Venezuela, Nahomi participated in a national and international pageant, Miss Globe Venezuela, where she represented her state in the contest and took makeup courses. In that way she developed as an Instructor at the Bicentennial University of Aragua as a Makeup Artist and along with that, she enrolled in the System of Admission by Academic Merit and Comprehensive Diagnosis at the Central University of Venezuela, where she began studies in Economics at the Facility of Economic and Social Sciences belonging to the Management student center.

However, due to the difficult political situation in the country and the demonstrations that took place daily in Plaza Venezuela, one of the main entrances to the facility, indisputably interfered with academic hours, she decided to emigrate in search of better opportunities and for safety.

Her destiny took her to Mexico, where she began working as a model. Her natural beauty and charisma opened doors for her in the modeling industry, working for a modeling agency called New Icon Model Mexico City. After this, she moved to the state of Utah in the United States. In addition to her academic studies and work in the fashion industry, Nahomi took on an important role as General Manager at Café Rio Mexican Grill for two years in the Hunter, West Valley location, where she demonstrated her leadership and management skills in a demanding business environment with more than 40 employees under her charge.

She decided to leave Café Rio to start her own company. Not only did she stand out on the catwalks, but she also founded, with the support of a team of professionals, a comprehensive professional modeling academy, Ikaro Academy, making it the only one of its kind in the state of Utah. Her vision and leadership contribute to the success of the academy and the empowerment of young role models, helping them increase their knowledge, self-esteem and charisma, projecting them for the future and creating the opportunity to interrelate.

Despite her success in the modeling world, Nahomi never abandoned her passion for education and international relations. She began her studies in International Relations at Salt Lake Community College, where she still strives every day to understand and address global challenges.

Throughout her life, Nahomi Rei has proven to be a versatile person committed to learning, innovation, and excellence in everything she does. Her story is an inspiring example of how determination and hard work can open doors to unexpected opportunities and lead an individual to leave a positive mark on both their community and the world.


vacant Brady Southwick

Brady Southwick is currently serving as President of the Gardner Group, which consists of multiple subsidiaries in commercial real estate development, renewable energy, retirement communities, residential development and construction, and an incubation studio. Prior to Gardner, Brady served as the Executive Vice President responsible for all operations at Vivint, a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange. Before joining Vivint, Brady served as the President of Cummins Rocky Mountain, a $400 million business that employs over 900 people, spanning nine Western states and the mining business in Central America. He was a key player in the development of the Diesel Technology Pathway program linking high school students with workforce training, SLCC, and a career in the industry. Prior to serving as President, he held numerous leadership positions within Cummins Inc. in Africa, Singapore and Beijing, China.

Brady holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Brigham Young University. He received master's degrees in Business Administration and Public Administration from Harvard University. Brady and his wife Kristen are the proud parents of four children.

Brady was reappointed to serve a four-year term on the Salt Lake Community College Board of Trustees in 2021 and was elected as the board chair in 2022.


Sunny WashingtonSunny Washington

Sunny has spent over 20 years working in the technology industry in the Silicon Slopes area. Starting in 2001, she worked as a program director at Certiport, bringing digital literacy certification programs to over 80 countries primarily working with K-12 institutions. She left Certiport in 2009 to join Instructure where she was employee number 7. Instructure builds the learning management system, Canvas, and is used by a majority of higher education institutions in the US.

In 2014 she started her own company, Because Learning, an edtech spin-off from Spire Global in San Francisco, to bring space experiments and STEM education to K-20 institutions globally. Today Sunny is also the COO of Blyncsy, a movement intelligence company that helps departments of transportation understand how people move and behave. Sunny is also the public policy chair of Silicon Slopes Commons and also serves as a board member of Equality Utah.

Sunny was appointed to serve a four-year term on the Salt Lake Community College Board of Trustees in 2021.


Kim Wilson

Kim R. Wilson

Kim Wilson is an emeritus attorney with Snow, Christensen & Martineau, one of Utah’s traditional law firms organized in 1886. Kim retired from the firm after 46 years, where he led the credit and financial services practice.

He is co-founder and chair of the Ensign Peak Foundation, formerly known as Mormon Historic Sites Foundation. He is also a member of the Utah Symphony/Utah Opera Board of Trustees, the Clark Planetarium Advisory Board, and the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo Executive Committee and is engaged in a number of other civic causes and endeavors.

He earned both his bachelor’s degree in political science and his juris doctor from the University of Utah. Kim married Gail Miller in 2012. They make their home in Salt Lake City, Utah and love spending time with their large family and serving others.

Kim was reappointed to serve a four-year term on the Salt Lake Community College Board of Trustees in 2021.


Tashelle Wright

Tashelle Wright, Alumni representative

Tashelle Wright was born and raised in Utah and her post-high school academic journey started at SLCC. A proud SLCC Alum, Tashelle is a Black, first-generation college student and completed her education as a single parent who worked full-time. Tashelle earned an Associate of Science in Biology from SLCC in 2014, a Bachelor of Science in Public Health as a McNair Scholar from Westminster College in 2016, a Master of Science in Public Health in 2018, and a Ph.D. in Public health in 2021 from the University of California, Merced.

During her time at SLCC, Tashelle was involved with a number of academic groups and organizations including: TRiO, MESA/STEP, the Black Student Union (BSU), Society of Women Engineers (SWE), and Latinxs in Action (LIA). Tashelle presents on panels and facilitates workshops as an advocate for community colleges and certificate programs.

Tashelle is currently the Director in the Office of Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (OHEDI) at the University of Utah’s School of Medicine and a Dalla Lana School of Public Health Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto continuing her health equity research. Her professional work experience includes work with nonprofits and community based organizations. Tashelle worked for the Utah Department of Health, and she continues this work as a community health liaison.

She is a recipient of the SLCC Distinguished Alumni Award in 2022 and serves on the SLCC Alumni Leadership Council and MLK Week Planning Committee. Tashelle joined the SLCC Board of Trustees in 2022 as the Alumni Leadership Council representative.


clint-ensign.jpgClint W. Ensign, Trustee Emeritus

Clint W. Ensign was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and spent his early life in San Francisco, California and Cody, Wyoming. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University in Business Management in 1979, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Utah in 1983.

In 1978, Ensign worked as an energy legislative aide for Congressman Teno Roncalio (Wyoming) in Washington, D.C. where he developed a love for public policy. During 1979-84, Ensign did accounting and finance work for Marathon Oil Corporation in Texas and Ohio. In 1984—and for the next 35 years—Ensign managed the government relations work (energy, hospitality, ranching) for the privately held Sinclair Companies (Sinclair Oil Corporation). During that time, he represented Sinclair before executive and congressional/legislative branches of government on a federal, state and local level. Ensign was appointed an officer of Sinclair in 1993 and senior vice president in 2001. Ensign retired from Sinclair in 2019.

Clint was appointed to the Salt Lake Community College Board of Trustees in 2011 and served as the Trustee Chair from 2017—2019. He also served on the Board of Directors for the Deseret News, the American Fuels and Petrochemical Association, and the Regence Caring Foundation for Children. From 2019-2022, Clint and his wife Cindy presided over the Canada Toronto Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They were honored to serve with more than 600 missionaries from countries throughout the world.

Clint and Cindy are the parents of four children and fifteen grandchildren.


Gail MillerGail Miller, Trustee Emeritus

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, and 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. She currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the Larry Miller Group of Companies.

Gail served two terms on the Salt Lake Community College Board of Trustees from 2004 to 2017. She served as Vice Chair from 2011-2013 and as Chair from 2013-2017. She and her late husband Larry built and donated the Miller campus to SLCC in 2001 and she has been a tireless advocate for SLCC for many years. Gail has lent her name and commitment to the SLCC annual Gail Miller Leadership Cup golf tournament which raises scholarship funds for SLCC students.

In 2008 Gail was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Salt Lake Community College. In 2017, she was awarded the ACCT Pacific Region Trustee Leadership award and was recognized at the national conference. Gail's commitment to and influence upon the vitality and future of Salt Lake Community College are unprecedented. In honor of both her and her legacy to the College, she was awarded the designation of Trustee Emeritus in 2017.

As Trustee Emeritus she will continue to champion the SLCC Mission, serve as honorary chair for the comprehensive campaign and continue her presence and involvement with the annual Gail Miller Leadership Cup Scholarship golf tournament.


Shawn NewellShawn Newell, Trustee Emeritus

Shawn Newell is the vice president of business development at Industrial Supply Company. His motto is “Education is a path to success.” Employed by Industrial Supply Company for more than 35 years, Newell views his connection to customers as essential to understanding their needs. Shawn approaches his leadership role in sales with the same competitive spirit that drove him to succeed in football at the University of Utah.

Shawn is the current Vice President of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Salt Lake Chapter, and he has served as a commission member for the Governor's Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Commission. He serves on the Utah State Board of Education, is a member of the Utah Non-Profit Association Board and the Utah State Bar Commission, and he serves as a member of the Utah Board of Higher Education. Shawn and his family provide a scholarship for SLCC marketing students. He has completed a number of certificate programs including the Executive Leadership Certificate from the University of Utah and a certification in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University. He received his Associate of Science degree in marketing management from Salt Lake Community College, a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology from the University of Utah, and a Master of Management degree from the University of Phoenix.

Shawn has served as a Program Advisory Committee member of SLCC’s Business Marketing department and previously served on the Salt Lake Community College Board of Trustees and as the president of the College’s alumni association.