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TVCC president secures contract extension

By John L. Braese

The Enterprise

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.

A study by the New York Times found the average length of a dissertation program today is 8.2 years. The study also found the degree process in some fields of study require a longer period of time and in the field of education, the average time is 13 years.

To obtain a doctorate, a student must complete coursework and then study and pass a comprehensive examination. The . . .