Deneece Huftalin

President Salt Lake Community College

Dr. Deneece G. Huftalin serves as President of Salt Lake Community College, Utah’s largest open-access college with the most diverse student body in the state, proudly educating and training over 45,000 students a year in Salt Lake County.
An advocate for the role of community colleges, Dr. Huftalin is determined to keep the cost of higher education low, to provide access to under-represented students, and to ensure that all who have a desire to improve their life through education can find success at SLCC.
Her service on community boards and committees includes the Salt Lake Chamber, EDCUtah, Women’s Leadership Institute, Intermountain Community Care Foundation, SelectHealth, and the International Women’s Forum Utah Chapter.
Nationally, Dr. Huftalin serves on the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Salt Lake City Branch Board of Directors and the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration Steering Committee. She earned a master's degree from UCLA and a doctorate in Education, Leadership, and Policy from the University of Utah.

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