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Huftalin Named Interim President of Salt Lake Community College

The State Board of Regents has appointed Doctor Deneece Huftalin as interim president of Salt Lake Community College. 

Huftalin will fill the post that’s soon-to-be vacated by President Cynthia Bioteau. Bioteau has accepted a job as the president of Florida State College in Jacksonville.  Huftalin has been with SLCC for 21 years as director of academic advising, dean of students and currently as vice president of student services. She says President Bioteau has situated the school to be an amazing force in the higher education fabric of Utah.

“So it’s a privilege for me to be able to even temporarily help continue that great work, work with the legislature and our community and our faculty and staff to keep our access and success initiatives strong while we’re searching for a new president,” Huftalin says.

President Bioteau will remain with SLCC through the end of December. Huftalin will begin her tenure as interim President on January 1.

In addition to appointing Huftalin, at its meeting on Friday, the board of regents also appointed search committees to find permanent presidents of Salt Lake Community College and Dixie State University.

There is currently no timeline for when those searches will be complete. 

Whittney Evans grew up southern Ohio and has worked in public radio since 2005. She has a communications degree from Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky, where she learned the ropes of reporting, producing and hosting. Whittney moved to Utah in 2009 where she became a reporter, producer and morning host at KCPW. Her reporting ranges from the hyper-local issues affecting Salt Lake City residents, to state-wide issues of national interest. Outside of work, she enjoys playing the guitar and getting to know the breathtaking landscape of the Mountain West.
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