Leo Chavez

Our View: Audit would help restore confidence at Sierra College

The Sierra College Board of Trustees did the right thing last week in reversing pay cuts for instructors made when forecasts indicated such reductions were critical. Now, trustees ...

Sierra College finds millions in unanticipated dollars

Higher revenue and less spending led to millions of unanticipated dollars in Sierra College’s coffers this year. Reeling by unexpected changes to the Sierra College operating bu ...

Our View: Sierra’s next prez should have vision, be much more visible

The communiqué was short and delivered with little fanfare, but the message was clear: Sierra College is looking for a problem-solver to be its next president. The college’s se ...

Sierra College losses nothing new

During the Sierra College board of trustees meeting Tuesday, I was dismayed to learn that during a period of increasing revenues, Sierra College administrators were beginning to sy ...

Sierra College board mulls program cuts

The latest round of cuts at Sierra College likely will slash construction, automotive and agriculture programs. Faced with an $11.2 million budget shortfall for the next fiscal ye ...

Do local school execs earn too much?

Who in California has an annual salary comparable to President Obama? If you guessed Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, you’d be wrong. Linda Katehi, incoming chancellor at UC Davis ...

Sierra College agrees to pay grants for spring

Elizabeth Barlow works two full-time jobs, one part-time job and goes to school full-time so there really isn’t a lot of wiggle room to find another way to make more money, she s ...

Sierra College trustee accused of stifling First Amendment rights

An e-mail battle involving lawyers and threats of libel litigation has emerged as the final days of the Sierra College Board of Trustee campaign wind to an end. Members of the Sa ...

Sierra on track with strategic planning

It’s been nine months since Sierra College was handed four warnings from a national accreditation board, and officials say they are feeling confident about their progress in meet ...

Access denied for many Sierra College students

It’s only the second day of class but already Sierra College administrators have a difficult math problem to solve. With state legislators still fighting over budget issues, st ...