TVCC president’s contract renewed, extended

President Dana Young’s current contract has been renewed and extended through June 2025 by the Treasure Valley Community College Board of Education. Action to approve the contract was taken at the May 7th Special Board of Education Meeting. The Board directed TVCC Board Chair Cheryl Cruson to work with President Young to finalize the contract which was completed on May 19, 2020.

“Extending Dr. Young’s contract indicates our continued commitment and confidence in her ability to ensure critical decisions can be made – and will be supported – in the best interest of the College,” TVCC Board Chair Cheryl Cruson said.

Given the financial unknowns at this time as a result of the Covid-19 challenges, instead of a salary increase, the Board gave Dr. Young the ability to accrue vacation up to 500 hours, as well as an additional 10 days of professional development. The additional vacation hours may accrue and will be able to be part of her pay if she stays in her job at least another three years.

Dr. Young’s salary will remain at $151,349, with a continuation of her PERS retirement contributions of $8,480. Her contract also includes 25 vacation days and $2,500 to use at her discretion to support community events and activities on behalf of TVCC.

Dr. Young said she is appreciative of the Board’s support and is looking forward to the opportunities and challenges ahead for the College.

“We already have weathered unprecedented change this past year in response to Covid-19 and I’m incredibly proud of the way our staff, faculty and students faced these challenges,” she said. “I’m excited about continuing to help lead TVCC through these next challenges as we re-open campus, continue building programs and keep student success our priority.”