By John L. Braese
ONTARIO – The Treasure Valley Community College has approved a three-year contract extension for President Dana Young.
The contract offers no raise, keeping Young’s salary at $130,049 with a monthly annuity of $700, insurance benefits and a $400 auto allowance.
The extended contract continues providing Young 20 paid days each year to work on her doctoral degree. When completed, Young will receive a $10,000 bonus.
The college hired Young in 2010.
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