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Connections faculty and staff newsletter
 January 2013

Darrin Bartunek

Darrin Bartunek

Please welcome the new Assistant Director of Columbia College-Salt Lake City.

When did you start working for Columbia College?
December 3, 2012.

What excites you most about working here?
Having the opportunity to make a difference with students - changing lives.

What were you doing previously?
Associate Dean at a local career college.

Who has influenced you professionally?
Former supervisors who empowered me.

Where are you from originally?
Utah.

Where are you based now?
I live in Riverton, Utah. I like the mountains, the people and the climate.

Tell us about your family.
I have been married for 23 years. I have five children: 21 years (just graduated from the University of Utah), 19 (attending the University of Utah), 15, 11 and six.

What are some of your hobbies and interests?
Coin collecting, spending time with family.

Favorite author?
Salt Lake City Campus photo John C. Maxwell, Tom Clancy.

Favorite food?
Chicken parmesan.

Favorite type of music?
Classic rock.

Favorite sports team?
University of Utah football and Real Salt Lake professional soccer.

Tell us something about yourself not many people know.
As a youth, I lived in Japan, England, Germany (and visited East Berlin before the fall).