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Salt Lake Community College has named Craig Caldwell as the new dean over its School of Science, Mathematics and Engineering.

TAYLORSVILLE — Salt Lake Community College has named Craig Caldwell as the new dean over its School of Science, Mathematics and Engineering.

Caldwell joined SLCC in 2005 as the first director of the college’s InnovaBio program. InnovaBio uses experienced scientists and student interns to help corporations develop new products or explore new ideas in a state-of-the-art biotechnology lab at SLCC’s Jordan campus.

From 2007 to 2014 Caldwell served as the chairman and director of SLCC’s biotechnology program, during which time he developed the associate of science biotech transfer degree and the biotech baccalaureate degree partnership with Utah Valley University. Caldwell has also led the biotechnology program’s success in grant procurement as a lead writer, principal investigator and administrator for several major grants and contracts from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Labor and the Department of Education.

Caldwell received his bachelor’s in biology from the University of Louisiana and his doctorate in biochemistry from Texas A&M University.