Leo Chavez

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 president announces retirement

Sierra College President Leo Chavez has announced his resignation. Effective June 30, 2011, Chavez will step down as president of the community college, where he’s led as presi ...

Revenue equals more pay

On the front page (Placer Herald, July 9), I was reading that Mr. Leo Chavez said, “How do you define fair? In relation to my peers, yes, I feel it’s fair. What does the CEO of ...

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 ...

Sierra College seeks to ensure future vital role

Amid expansion plans at one university and a countywide effort to welcome another, officials at Sierra College are hoping they’re not left out of plans to make Placer County a hi ...