Barbara Parady Hoagland '70
Barbara worked several years for Salt Lake County’s Job Training Program managing the Single Head of Household program which offered job and life skills training to single women / heads of households.
Barbara's managerial skills and community awareness served her well when she became a partner in The King’s English (TKE) bookstore in 1987. She provided the organization and business skills, including installation of a computer system, which allowed the store to survive an increasingly competitive market.
In addition to contributing books and expertise to book clubs, schools, writers’ workshops, and the Westminster Woman’s Silver Tea, The King’s English is an innovative force in the creative community. TKE was a founding partner in Writers at Work, in the Anne Newman Sutton Weeks Poetry Series at Westminster College, in Salt Lake Reads (the mayor’s book club), and in the Utah Humanities Council’s Utah Book Festival. By helping to organize advocacy through The Vest Pocket Business Coalition and the Buy Local First initiative, TKE addressed the needs of small business.
Barbara’s sense of the community’s needs enable her to make a meaningful contribution through her partnership in The King’s English. She serves on many boards including The Salt Lake Vest Pocket Business Coalition, The Intermountain Booksellers Association and was a founding member of The Salt Lake City Business Advisory Board. In 2003, Utah Business Magazine included Barbara Hoagland in “Risk Takers – 30 Women to Watch.”