TVCC board OKs new 3-year contract for Dana Young

The Treasure Valley Community College board gave President Dana Young a glowing assessment – and a bump in pay – earlier this month.

In a special board meeting May 10, the board renewed her contract, extending it through June 2021.

Board chairman John Forsyth lauded Young, who has headed the college through years of declining enrollment and recent staff retrenchment. In a press release announcing the contract, he cited her "calm, effective leadership" in the past year.

Forsyth said a three-year deal ensures a long-term commitment “to insure critical decisions can be made – and will be supported – in the best interest of the college.”

According to the release, the new contract gives Young:

• Five additional paid vacation days, for a total of 25.

• A sum of $2,500 “to use at her discretion to support community events . . .