Treasure Valley Community Colleges fires six instructors, another resigns

Treasure Valley Community College has announced seven instructors will not return next year. (Enterprise file photo)

ONTARIO – Six instructors are being terminated by Treasure Valley Community College and one other is resigning as the college continues to struggle with declining enrollment and budget shortfalls.

College President Dana Young announced the changes in an email sent to the “campus community” Wednesday afternoon. The instructors were notified in private meetings this week that wrapped up on Wednesday.

She identified those terminated effective June 30 as:

Melissa Vargas, English

Dustin Mason, computer science

Claire Holderman, foreign language

Rebecca Replogle, fine and performing arts

Dominique Banner, math

Sammy Castonguay, science instructor.

Banner and Castonguay are “provisional” instructors, meaning they haven’t been at the college to establish tenure.

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