From PTA to Community Council, Debbie Hair is engaged in her community. Besides those
roles, Debbie has served in Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and is currently participating
SSLART, amateur ham radio support for the City of South Salt Lake. She’s also written
a cookbook and is an award-winning dutch oven chef. Debbie has been Administrative
support for the Bennion Center since 2007.
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Asma is glad to be back at the Bennion Center and grow its Utah Reads program. Previously,
she worked at the Eccles School of Business in their IT department, at Utah Campus
Compact, a local chapter of AmeriCorps where she enrolled and exited members completing
their AmeriCorps hours in educational, health, and environmental fields, serving vulnerable
populations, and as a tutor for Utah Reads.
Asma has a M.Ed. in Special Education and a B.S. in Psychology from the University
of Utah. In her free time, she enjoys tutoring students using engaging teaching methods,
hanging out with her sisters, and eating Thai food.
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BobbiJo Kanter joined the Bennion Center in 2016 following a 13-year career with Special
Olympics programs. She is excited about connecting students with community experiences
to create inclusive, engaging, and meaningful opportunities. While not working, BobbiJo
can usually be found in the great outdoors with her wife and giant dogs.
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Dean McGovern enjoys exploring the intersections of education and community. He is
inspired daily by the students and faculty who choose to make the world a better place
through their learning, teaching, and scholarship. He believes that if the Bennion
Center didn’t already exist that someone would just have to invent it. Dean gets lost
running mountain trails whenever he can.
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Megan Medina likes growing programs and people. She's happiest when she is mentoring
and encouraging students, which is part of the reason why she's so excited to direct
the Bennion Center's curricular programs (CEL courses/faculty, Bennion Scholars, &
Certificate). A native of North Dakota, Megan's an avid traveler. She spent time living
and teaching in China and loves the outdoors.
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Grace Hymel is a passionate community builder and educator at heart. She comes to
the Bennion Center after several years dedicated to community engagement and leadership
development throughout her undergraduate and graduate education. Grace earned her
Master of Science in Student Affairs for Higher Education from Miami University and
a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Loyola University in Maryland. She also brings
experience from working at the College of WIlliam and Mary, and with Break Away, the
national non-profit for Alternative Breaks.
In her free time, she enjoys reading, being active, spending time outdoors, and exploring
new places. Grace is thrilled to work, learn, and live alongside this community in
their collective pursuit of a more just society.
Brett Gaffney joined the Bennion Center in 2022, on her birthday, which feels lucky.
Before moving to Utah, she earned her MFA in Poetry from Southern Illinois University
and worked an eclectic mix of jobs which allowed her to connect with communities of
writers, librarians, booksellers, artists, veterinarians, dog walkers, and haunted
house actors, among others.
Now she is thrilled to hold a position in Residential Engagement and Student Cohorts
where she can support students with a drive toward advocacy and social impact. Brett
is happiest when she's in the mountains or desert with her family and their spoiled
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New to higher education, Chris brings 12+ years combined experience as a sales & marketing
leader, project manager and business development consultant in the fresh produce and
natural food industry. After moving back to the SLC area from Southern California
to live closer to family (grew up in Idaho), he was chosen to lead an expanded marketing
& communications role at the Bennion Center to reimagine the department. Focused on
being a marketer and now educator, his goal is to create a creative agency type of
structure made up of student & community member volunteers to provide real life, professional
opportunities with purpose-minded peers. Outside of work, his world revolves around
his wife and 2 young kids. #dadlife
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Interim Contact: Dean McGovern
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