Your Voice Matters


2019-2020 Executive Board

Sean Crossland

Sean Crossland

President

801-957-4689 | Sean.Crossland@slcc.edu

Sean Crossland the Director of Thayne Center for Service & Learning at Salt Lake Community College. He obtained his BA in Psychology from Iowa Wesleyan College, his MA in Community Leadership from Westminster College, and completed the Leadership, Organizing, and Action Program from the Harvard Kennedy Executive School. Sean is currently pursuing his PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Utah and will earn the Higher Education Teaching Specialization and the Community College Teaching certificate. He has been teaching undergraduate and graduate courses with community engaged learning for 6 years including appointments at Salt Lake Community College, Westminster, and the University of Utah.

David brower

David Brower

Past-President

801-957-2005 | David.Brower@slcc.edu

David has been working at the College for 15 years and currently is a Coordinator in the Student Affairs area tasked with overseeing DegreeWorks and the Catalog. David is serving the final year of his two-year term as the Staff Association President. He believes the role of the Staff Association is to recognize the important work of the staff, to encourage the staff to be engaged as a member of the college community and to inform the staff about important and relevant information about their workplace. As a long time, employee and graduate from the College, David believes in the College Mission and its importance in his own community. After graduating from the College, David earned his Bachelor’s Degree for the University of Utah and has gone on to complete his Master’s Degree at Western Governor’s University. David looks forward to continuing serve his follow staff members in a fashion befitting of the college values of Collaboration, Community, Inclusivity, Learning, Innovation, Integrity and Trust. He encourages any staff member with input, questions or concerns to contact him.

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Idolina quijada

Idolina Quijada

Delegate

801-957-2124 | idolina.quijada@slcc.edu

Idolina is currently the Coordinator for Campus and Site Services, South Region at the West Valley Center. She serves on the SLCC Staff Association Executive Board as the Delegate for the West Valley Center. She is a graduate of the 2015-2016 SLCC President’s Leadership Institute. She has participated on various committees but most recently serves as the chair for the Undocumented Student Resources Committee. She is passionate about education and believes that any person desiring an education should have an avenue open to them. She strives to live by the words of Oscar Wilde, “You can never be over dressed or over educated.” She believes that every minute should be enjoyed and savored with family and friends and therefore works hard to find a balance between work and family.

Gina Alfred

Delegate-Elect

Gina is the Student Affairs Coordinator for Campus and Site Services, North Region, at the Westpointe and Airport Centers. In addition, she currently serves as Co-Advisor of the Black Student Union, Advisor of Link’s Campus Ministry, Facilitator of InterVarsity Campus Bible Study, Co-Chair of the First-Generation Celebration Committee, and Treasurer of the Ethnic Minority Employee Coalition. Gina has a Bachelor of Religion in Biblical and Theological Studies and is currently pursuing her Master of Divinity; both from Liberty University. As an avid champion and cheerleader for individuals from marginalized societies, Gina makes it her priority to ensure that equal and equitable practices are harvested in their favor. As the incoming Delegate-Elect for various Salt Lake Community College locations, Gina is pleased to have the privilege of serving her SLCC co-workers!

Jordan Campus

Susanna garcia

Susanna Garcia

Delegate

801-957-2681 | susanna.garcia@slcc.edu

Susanna is currently the Coordinator for Campus and Site Services, South Region at the Jordan Campus. She is passionate about social justice, diversity, multiculturalism, education, human rights, and creating lasting social change. She is an artist, adventurer, non-traditional student, first-generation American (and a first-gen student), minority, changemaker, leader, educator, courageous, and brave. She considers it a privilege to assist students at the college as a way to strengthen the communities we serve through the success of our students. She serves on the SLCC Staff Association Executive Board as the Delegate Elect for the Jordan Campus. She is a graduate of the 2017-2018 SLCC President’s Leadership Institute. She has participated on various committees but most recently has been working on building up the Jordan Campus community garden and Bruin pantry where she has the opportunity to engage and support students in their educational pathways while connecting them to campus resources. Susanna completed a Masters of Art in Social Impact from Claremont Lincoln University. She is also an alumna of the University of Utah where she double majored and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science and Health and Environmental Studies. She strives to live by the philosopher John Campbell’s words, “We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” As a Utah native, she loves any opportunity to play outdoors and explore the beauty around her.

Shauna Gordon

Delegate-Elect

Miller Campus

Jim buchanan

Jim Buchanan

Delegate

801-957-5559 | jim.buchanan2@slcc.edu

Jim works in the Budget Office and is Budget Analyst for the School of Applied Technologies & Technical Specialties, Workforce Training & Economic Development, and Business Development Resources. He has been employed by Salt Lake Community College for four years. Jim serves on the SLCC Staff Association Executive Board as the Delegate-Elect for Miller Campus. He currently serves on the Miller Campus Board and Miller Site Committee. Jim is a graduate of the Presidents Leadership Institute. He served as a Board Member of the Greater Western Chapter Travel and Tourism Research Association for six years and was elected Vice President. Jim served on the International Travel and Tourism Research Association Conference Planning Committee where he presented, hosted, and moderated multiple break-out sessions. He earned an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee and a Masters of Public Administration from Brigham Young University.

Mireya Castillo

Delegate-Elect

801-957-5262 | mireya.castillo@slcc.edu

Mireya currently works in Workforce Training and Economic Development as the Custom Fit Coordinator. Through her work, she has been able to build and strengthen relationships with community members and business leaders. She is passionate about education and being part of a community that encompasses inclusivity, learning and integrity. After earning a BS in Sociology from the University of Providence in Montana, Mireya moved to Utah only to have a challenging time finding employment she felt connected to. It was not until she was hired at SLCC, that she experienced a sense of true belonging and the possibility of a lasting, meaningful career. Mireya wholeheartedly believes in the importance of work/life harmony and loves spending time outdoors, preferably fly fishing. Though her experience at the college has been short, Mireya is eager help engage with SLCC staff and faculty in different ways and help make a lasting impact.

South City Campus

FengRong Liu

Fen Rong Liu

Delegate

801-957-3399 | fenrong.liu@slcc.edu

Fenrong is approaching her ten-year mark with Salt Lake Community College. She joined the SLCC community working as an advisor at the Academic Advising Office, then transferred to the First-Year Experience office. She has enjoyed being an advisor and working with many students. Being able to assist students and watch them start in orientation and achieve their academic goals successfully has been very gratifying and rewarding for her. Fenrong has a BA and MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of Utah and is pursuing her PhD in Chinese Teaching to Foreign Learners, at Nanjing Normal/Education University. Fenrong appreciates the opportunity of being part of the SLCC Staff Association Board Committee. She is looking forward to learning from board members and to serving her fellow colleagues at the college.

Taylorsville Redwood Campus

Jan rogers

Jan Rogers

Delegate

801-957-5181 | jan.rogers@slcc.edu

Emily barnes

Emily Barnes

Delegate

801-957-4645 | emily.barnes@slcc.edu

Emily Barnes serves on the SLCC Staff Association Executive Board as a Delegate for the Taylorsville Redwood Campus. She is the Chair for the Staff Association-Taylorsville Redwood Board. She is an Executive Board Member of the SLCC Chapter-Utah Women in Higher Education. Emily works in Testing Services. Emily is the lead facilitator in the efforts in brining SASS (Surviving Assault Standing Strong) women’s self-defense, future courses to SLCC. Governor Hubert awarded Emily: The Excellence for Innovation and Efficiency in Leadership Award. She is a graduate from both the SLCC President’s Leadership Institute and the Women’s Leadership Institute-Political Development Series. She is the Chair of the City of Taylorsville Cultural Diversity Committee and is a Planning Commissioner for her Taylorsville District. Emily has a lifetime of leadership roles in the community. Emily is an aspiring authoress. She is a first-generation graduate, earning her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Utah: Environment and Behavior. Her life’s voyage mantra: “Support. Inspire. Empower.”. There are many deserving SLCC staff; make sure to nominate a Staff Star today!

Malin Francis

Delegate-Elect

801-957-5177 | malin.francis@slcc.edu

Malin Francis is Director of Planning & Design in the Facilities Department for Salt Lake Community College. He has been with SLCC for just under 10 years. He has bachelor’s degrees in Landscape Architect, Interior Design and Architecture. As Director for Salt Lake Community College, Malin Francis is instrumental in coordinating research and providing data to support sound recommendations concerning campus planning and building efforts for new facilities, facilities remodeling, property acquisition and funding requests from the State of Utah. This role necessitates Malin to develop creative solutions to complex problems while recognizing the broad consequences of recommendations at all levels of the College; and accessing all levels of the organization, including the President and his/her cabinet, Deans, Division Chairs, Program Directors, DFCM staff, and the Commissioner’s office staff as well as the vast array of community and industry partners that are involved in any project with the College. Malin is highly involved with both the SCUP and APPA organizations and tries to implement his learnings into his job. Malin looks forward to serving his fellow staff members not only as a representative for the Redwood Campus but continually in his position at the College for all Campuses. His top strengths from Strengths Quest are: Empathy | Achiever | Developer | Responsibility | Woo

Trina Frandsen

Delegate-Elect

801-957-4520 | trina.frandsen@slcc.edu

I have been working at the College for 11 years and am currently the Catering Coordinator. My office is located at the Redwood Campus. I really enjoy working in Customer Service. I thrive when there are a lot of events going on and there is a lot activity around me. I am a Graduate of the 2017-2018 SLCC President’s Leadership Institute. I have served on various committees. I am currently an Advisor for Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society here at SLCC and have been so for 9 years. I have really enjoyed all of the service we have provided for the Community and have enjoyed getting to know some really amazing Students here at the College. Some have become lifetime friends. I love spending time in Yellowstone and Alaska.