Sierra College selects new vice president

Yatooma to join administrative services staff Sept. 1
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Following an extensive national search, Chris Yatooma has been selected as Sierra College’s Vice President of Administrative Services starting on the Rocklin campus on Sept. 1. Yatooma will provide strategic direction and oversee district wide operations, including fiscal services, information technology and support services, security, and facilities. During this time of fiscal challenges, his extensive background in finance makes him uniquely suited to guide the district. “I’m excited to bring Chris to Sierra College,” said Sierra President/ Superintendent Willy Duncan, “He has a strong community college finance and administration background and will be an immediate asset to the college.” Yatooma most recently served as Vice President of Business Services at the San Joaquin Delta Community College District. Prior to joining San Joaquin Delta, Yatooma was Director of Fiscal Services for the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, working in that division for 14 years. Yatooma also worked for the California Department of Finance as a budget analyst and as a legislative aide/director to U.S. House and Senate members in Washington D.C. In 1987 and 1988, Yatooma served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Philippines where he worked on a US AID project. He earned a Master of General Administration from University of Maryland and his bachelor’s degree in Political Science/History from Wayne State University. ~ Staff report