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TVCC lays off enrollment chief as numbers drop

ONTARIO – With the spring term about to begin at Treasure Valley Community College, student enrollment continues to slide.

The college reported that 1,703 students enrolled in winter term compared to 2,004 students just one year prior. 

The drop continues a trend that began in 2010. 

According to state figures, by the beginning of the current school year, Treasure Valley had lost 41 percent of its students. 

That has meant declining tuition revenue, a key source of money for the college.

College officials said Monday that as a result, the job of director of enrollment management was eliminated last week. Saga Mwiinga, the director, was laid off.

Abby Lee, college public information director, said that “given the continuing decline in enrollment, the position is being reorganized and the college will use . . .