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Today's big challenges require solutions where disciplines work together to meet human needs.

By bringing a community of faculty scholars, graduate and undergraduate students, community partners and policy makers together, the College of Social and Behavioral Science is producing knowledge and training that will provide lasting solutions to the world's toughest challenges.




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Alumni, Emeriti, & Friends

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Abbirose Polityka

BA Family and Consumer Studies

Long-Term Care Ombudsman
Salt Lake County

Leigh VandenAkker

BS Sociology

Salt Lake City School District

Richard A. Carter

BS Geography

Vice President of Government Relations
Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Brooke Adams

MS Family and Consumer Studies

Communication Specialist
University of Utah

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Last Updated: 9/11/19