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Board members should sharpen vision for Treasure Valley Community College

Treasure Valley Community College is too vital to the community to drift any longer. It’s time to hit reset, to define more sharply why the college exists and whom it should be serving. That job rests with the seven citizens sitting on the college’s board of directors.

Those citizens will gather this Thursday in an annual ritual. They will go off campus with college administrators and set their goals for the year ahead. They are good people, earnest in their service. Now, though, they bear the responsibility to act to strengthen the college that they and so many others love.

Some blunt truths need to be addressed. College attendance has been dropping since 2010. With enrollment dropping, classes have been cut and this spring witnessed layoffs of instructors. Community support has dipped, based on its latest “mission fulfillment report.” The report . . .