Message from the Dean

Dr. Roderic R. Land

Welcome to the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), a dynamic academic community at Salt Lake Community College. The School of Humanities and Social Sciences is home to 17 programs and is guided by five pillars: empowerment, excellence, engagement, equity and evaluation.

A great college’s heart and soul is the faculty. Our faculty are engaged, dedicated and impressive teachers and scholars who are thoughtful about the nature and importance of a liberal arts education. I am proud to be part of a dynamic community of professionals who are committed to preparing students of diverse backgrounds to excel in a global economy. Through innovation, engagement and equity-minded practices, the primary goal of our faculty is to educate curious community and societal leaders who will be able to translate their coursework and excellent preparation into successful careers and lives.

Our staff members are equally committed to the success of our students and faculty. We all strive to empower our students from the first day of class until they achieve what they define as success. Our goal is for each student to be part of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences community, and to connect with mentors that will guide them through their college experience.

We seek to empower our students, faculty and staff to be the best version of ourselves as we holistically strive for excellence. Whether you are introducing yourself to the Humanities and Social Sciences for the first time or are already a member of our community, we invite you to explore and familiarize yourself with our school to learn more about the brilliant community of academics we house and the exciting programs we have.