Kevin Dustin leaving UHSAA to become Director of Athletics at Salt Lake Community College

Salt Lake Community College has named Kevin M. Dustin as the College’s new director of athletics, overseeing the College’s nationally competitive five-sport program.

“We are excited to have someone of Kevin Dustin’s caliber joining the SLCC athletic program. I believe Kevin will carry on Norma Carr’s legacy of leading the athletic program with integrity,” said SLCC Interim Vice President of Student Services Nancy Singer. “His development experience, high school athletics experience, and his ability to build collaborative partnerships will serve the College and our student athletes well.”

Dustin has spent the past 5 years as an Assistant Director with the Utah High School Activities Association. He served as the director of baseball, basketball, football, golf and theatre.

“I am grateful to the UHSAA for the opportunity to be a part of a terrific team these past five years. Under Rob’s leadership, tremendous progress has been made in a variety of areas. I am confident this progress will continue. I want to say thanks to the administration and coaches at the schools in Utah, the Executive Committee and the Board of Trustees, and especially my colleagues at the UHSAA. Their efforts on behalf of education-based athletics are the best in the country. While I will miss my daily association at the UHSAA, I look forward to a new chapter in my career and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead at Salt Lake Community College,” Dustin said.

 “We are excited for Kevin’s new experience, but his friendship and leadership will be missed by our staff and member schools. His dedication and commitment to education-based activities has been outstanding,” UHSAA Executive Director Rob Cuff said.

Carr led the SLCC athletics program for 25 years, and in that time she oversaw the construction of multiple athletics facilities for the Bruins. She has helped guide the coaches and teams under her watch to numerous Scenic West Athletic Conference and Region 18 championships, including the 2009 NJCAA National Championship in men’s basketball. SLCC competes in men’s and women’s basketball, softball, women’s volleyball and baseball.

Dustin worked for Utah State University and brings to the SLCC job extensive Division 1 experience in administration, fundraising, supervising coaches and marketing. Since 2009 he has worked for the Utah High School Activities Association, where most recently he has been the assistant director.

“I’m very honored to be selected,” said Dustin, who starts at SLCC on July 1. “Salt Lake Community College’s athletics department, as well as the college as a whole, across the country is well respected. And Norma has done a terrific job over the past 25 years. I have huge shoes to fill.”

Salt Lake Community College is an accredited, student-focused, urban college meeting the diverse needs of the Salt Lake community. Home to more than 60,000 students each year, the College is Utah’s leading provider of workforce development programs. SLCC is also the largest supplier of transfer students to Utah’s four-year institutions and a perennial Top 10 college nationally for total associate degrees awarded. The College is the sole provider of applied technology courses in the Salt Lake area, with multiple locations, an eCampus, and nearly 1,000 continuing education sites located throughout the Salt Lake Valley. Personal attention from an excellent faculty is paramount at the College, which maintains an average class size of 20.

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